• Moldova: Pro-Russia Party Banned from Elections After OCCRP Expose

    Patria, a pro-Russian political party has been struck from the slate of upcoming parliamentary elections in Moldova by a ruling from the country's Appeals Court on Thursday.

    Renato Ustatii
    Renato Ustatii

    A decision to bar the party from the polls was reached after the emergence of surreptious recordings made by authorities of an interview between an OCCRP reporter and party leader, Renato Usatii, where he talked about his relationship with Russian state interests. He also made threats against the life of Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.

  • OCCRP Nominated for European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is one of six finalists for the 2013 European Press Prize’s Investigative Reporting Award, which is given to “the individual or team effort which has done most to unearth facts that the public – and society – has a right to know.”

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