Kyrgyzstan Court extends Custody of 4 Journalists

A Kyrgyz court ordered on Friday that four reporters, who were charged in January with “inciting mass unrest” through their investigative stories about corruption in the Central Asian country, remain in pre-trial detention until August 8, according to their editor, Bolot Temirov.

US Moves Against BEC Fraud

A workers’ union in Massachusetts received last year an email purportedly from an employee of an investment consulting firm, requesting a payment change. The address looked legitimate and off went US$6.4 million to a fraudulent account.

Serbia: Allegations of Election Fraud Surface Again

Opposition parties in Serbia claim that the ruling right-wing Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) cheated in a rerun of local elections on Sunday, just as it did six months ago when accusations of election fraud prompted weeks of protests.

Ukraine Dismantles Crypto Fraud Ring

Ukrainian authorities have dismantled a criminal ring that defrauded citizens in Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and the European Union through deceptive call centers promising lucrative cryptocurrency investments.