Venezuelan Journalist Covering Illegal Mining in Amazonas Arrested

Venezuelan non-governmental organizations focusing on press freedom have denounced the arrest of journalist, political activist, and LGBTIQ+ advocate Luis Alejandro Acosta, who, in recent months, covered the military operation against illegal mining in the state of Amazonas.

Fiji Detains Local Leader of Korean Doomsday Sect

Fiji's government announced on Friday that the local leader of a powerful Korean doomsday sect had been taken into immigration custody after he and several other members of the Grace Road Church were declared "prohibited migrants" based on charges filed in South Korea in 2018.

UK, US Sanction Russian Trickbot Cyber Gang

The United States and the United Kingdom sanctioned 11 members of a Russian cybercrime ring behind the Trickbot/Conti ransomware assaults. These attacks targeted vital infrastructure and hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Illegal Pharmaceutical Trade Taking Over Across West Africa

West Africa has become a hotspot for pharmaceutical trafficking, according to a Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime report, with up to 80% of Burkina Faso and Guinea’s medical products in particular believed to have been smuggled in by criminals.