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.
Just shy of 70% of criminal networks active in the EU employ some form of money laundering to fund their operations and conceal their assets, according to a European Financial and Economic Crime Threat Assessment released by Europol on Monday.
The United States has urged financial institutions to pay attention and recognize an infamous virtual currency investment scam known as "pig butchering," believed to have cost victims in the U.S. billions of dollars.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has urged member states to stop misusing the argument of national security protection to spy on journalists and enable media professionals to carry out their work without fear.
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.
Authorities in Chile announced the rescue of 35 victims and the detention of 19 suspected members of criminal organizations involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation. Their operations took place in the capital of Santiago and the northern part of the country.
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.
Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture served notice to OCCRP's local partner Kloop on Friday, demanding that editors delete a news item allegedly containing false information within two working days, or the website will be blocked for up to two months.
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.
Fiji’s government announced Thursday that it was moving to deport six members of a powerful Korean doomsday sect from the Pacific country.