Pakistan: Local Lawmaker Under investigation for Murder of Reporter

Media in Pakistan cited police investigators on Monday saying that an amateur video reporter, who posted videos of Arab dignitaries from the Middle East on illegal hunting trips in Pakistan, was killed two weeks ago while trying to escape from the house of a local lawmaker in the southern port city of Karachi, where he was forcefully kept and tortured.

U.S. Authorities Target Ransomware, Sanction Another Crypto Exchange

The Biden administration sanctioned Chatex, the second largest crypto wallet and a full-fledged cryptobank, accusing it of laundering the proceeds of ransomware. The move is part of the administration’s to disrupt ransomware actors and their infrastructure and address abuse of the virtual currency ecosystem to launder ransom payments.

Swedish Oil Execs Indicted for Complicity in War Crimes

In a rare case for a Western company, two top executives from Lundin Energy of Sweden were indicted on Thursday for complicity in grave war crimes committed in Sudan between 1999 and 2003, when the Sudanese army allegedly indiscriminately killed civilians to pave way for Lundin’s oil exploration, prosecutors argue.