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The Russian Laundromat: The World RespondsRussia’s dirty laundry has been put out to dry by investigative reporters working together across 32 countries in a major project led by OCCRP and Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta.

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News Highlights

The Latest In Organized Crime & Corruption
Russia: Opposition Leader Navalny Jailed After Anti-Corruption Protests
A court in Moscow sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison and fined him 20,000 roubles (US$ 350) a day after he was arrested during anti-government protests that took place throughout the country.
Lawyer of Dead Russian Whistleblower Falls from Window the Night Before Hearing
The lawyer representing the mother of deceased whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky is recovering in intensive care after falling from a fifth floor window a day before he was due to request a renewed investigation into the tax fraud scheme Magnitsky exposed.
Dutch Prosecutors Probe ING Bank for Money Laundering, Corruption
ING Bank confirmed it is being investigated by Dutch prosecutors for money laundering and corruption. Local media say the probe is related to a bribery case in Uzbekistan.
Ukraine: Poroshenko Signs Law Targeting Activists, Journalists and NGOs
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law controversial amendments to legislation that will require anti-corruption NGOs, journalists and activists to publicly declare their income and assets.
Mexican Journalist Assassinated for Being a “Loudmouth”
Miroslava Breach, 58, a Mexican journalist who specialized in organized crime and corruption, was shot eight times in her car as she pulled out of her drive in state capital Chihuahua to take her son to school.
Putin Critic Shot Dead in Ukraine
Former Russian lawmaker and Putin critic Denis Voronenkov was shot dead on a busy street in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Afghanistan: Top General Arrested for Corruption
A senior Afghan general tasked with cleaning up corruption in war-torn Helmand Province was arrested on charges of corruption and misuse of power, local media reported.
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