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  • Opinion: Kyrgyzstan’s Move to Block Radio Azattyk Is a Sign of Trouble — For the Government

    On October 26, Kyrgyz authorities blocked the website of Radio Azattyk, the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for a period of two months. The reason was a story about new clashes on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, in which dozens of people died and thousands were forced to temporarily evacuate. Two days ago, Azattyk’s bank accounts were also frozen without clear explanation — by order of the Kyrgyz secret police, Azattyk’s management learned.

    signal 2022 10 29 142542 002A Radio Azattyk reporter covers a protest against corruption in the Kyrgyz customs service in Bishkek in December 2019. (Photo: Gulzhan Turdubayeva/Radio Azattyk)

  • Suspicious Chinese Funds Should Have Raised ‘Alarm Bells’ at Canadian Banks: Experts

    For eight years, Chinese property developer Chen Runkai used hundreds of wire transfers to move tens of millions of dollars into accounts at Canadian banks –– a technique experts say is a hallmark of money laundering.

    Vancouver-Mansions-3Chen and his daughter both own mansions on this street in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighborhood. (Photo: Darryl Dyck for the Toronto Star/OCCRP)

  • Analysis: Brexit, UK upheaval threatens anti-corruption efforts

    On May 12, 2016, David Cameron convened an anti-corruption summit with politicians, officials and civil society organizations to agree on how to fight corruption and improve accountability.

     Secretary Kerry Joins British Prime Minister on Panel at Anti-Corruption Summit Secretary Kerry Joins British Prime Minister on Panel at Anti-Corruption Summit (Photo by: IIP Photo Archive)

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