Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv. In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in ...
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How a batch of heavy machine guns travelled illegally from a Serbian state-owned factory to Syrian rebels via a Bulgarian arms tycoon and a Saudi military base manned ...
In the Armenian press, the country’s former Minister of Finance, Gagik Khachatryan, has sometimes been called the “superminister” for his large and allegedly ill-gotten fortune, the provenance of ...
Costel Comana, 53, was a Romanian millionaire about to be indicted for corrupt business deals in his native country when he hanged himself in the toilet of an ...
In the past three years, investigators say at least 10 matches in the Republic of Georgia's football league have either been fixed or have shown extremely suspicious betting ...
Reporters have uncovered a luxurious villa in the south of France which belongs to Artur Ocheretny, believed to be the new husband of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former...
A money-laundering trial set to begin in mid-April in Italy has shed light on a hidden offshore operation that may have contributed to a major human rights crackdown ...
When Azerbaijan needed a good lobbyist in Washington, it built one—and ever since, she has gone out of her way to hide her deep connections to the ruling regime.
One of the enduring mysteries in Azerbaijan’s crackdown on human rights has been why countries like the US have been so slow to condemn it.
In Azerbaijan today, at least 80 people are jailed on what human rights groups say are bogus, politically motivated charges.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is a man who likes a comfortable home.
Azerbaijan hopes to dazzle the world with the first-ever European Games, opening with a lavish ceremony in Baku.
As journalists from across Europe descend on the oil-rich state, President Ilham Aliyev is banking on them to show the ancient city’s transformation to a 21st century playground.
Picture the scene. A mass of people sprawl around the base of a stage. Bare-armed, they sit, stand, drink from water bottles in the lazy heat. It's May 19th.
Young men play soccer at the side of the crowd. A band plays Bob Marley's Redemption Song; as it comes to an end, the audience begins to chant. "Without justice, there is no peace!"
They demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, a man accused of corruption – including an allegation that he illegally wiretapped 20,000 of his own citizens.
When Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova was jailed in Baku last December on trumped-up charges, her colleagues believed the real reason for her incarceration was her reporting on rapacious business deals involving the family and friends of President Ilham Aliyev.
By Kara Morgan
As the glittering PEN awards ceremony came to a close on Tuesday, a set of cartoons flashed onto the screen.
OCCRP launches “Killers Inc.,” an independently produced investigative documentary solely produced by OCCRP staff. The film is the result of a two-year, multi-country investigation examining a violent feud between businessmen connected to the Kremlin, and the criminal groups and assassins-for-hire tasked with settling their scores.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has been honored by the European Press Prize (EPP) as a “force for good” in independent journalism, with the panel of judges giving the organization a special prize for achievement.
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