Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr may opt for demonstrations instead for prayers in a bid to replace the country’s senior government officials whom he blames for inadequate response to growing corruption.
For El Salvadorian gangs, going to prison does not mean losing contact with criminal networks, as imprisoned gang members have learned to exploit hospital visits in order to continue directing the actions of their associates, local media reported Thursday.
Only 21.6 % of eligible Albanians decided to cast their ballots on Sunday after the main opposition party announced it will boycott the local elections in protest of corruption and organized crime which it blames the ruling Socialist Party, SP, and Prime Minister Edi Rama for.
The legislature of India’s state of Maharashtra started an investigation on Monday into 1,300 public water conservation projects after 20 people were killed when walls collapsed in Mumbai and Prune.
A Bosnian businessman who revealed an ongoing corruption scandal shaking the country’s judiciary was questioned on Friday at the state Prosecutor’s Office as a suspect, local media reported.
The Council of Europe’s legal advisors criticized last week Romania’s 2018 judicial reform saying it does not contribute to the fight against high-level corruption but may even be an obstacle.
South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Unit (RTMC) revealed last week that almost 100 license officials have been arrested over the past year for accepting bribes in exchange for driver’s licenses and other scams.
The Council of Europe passed a resolution last week denouncing Malta’s inaction in probing the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who reported on corruption, nepotism, and money laundering, and exposed the shady dealings of numerous prominent Maltese officials and their associates.
Russian journalist Ivan Golunov, who was recently freed from prison after a public outcry over false drug allegations, published a new investigation on Monday that delves into the corruption and organized-crime laden expansion of a 26 billion ruble (US$412.5 million) funeral business empire, revealing links between businessmen and high-ranking Russian officials.
As Kyrgyzstan's Parliament voted to strip former president Almazbek Atambayev’s immunity, he was busy barricading himself in his house, threatening to shoot at police if they came to take him away.