The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) expresses deep concern over the possible deportation of Novaya Gazeta reporter Khudoberdi Nurmatov, better known by his pen name Ali Feruz, to Uzbekistan. OCCRP also condemns any abuse against Feruz while he is detained.
Last week, the Moscow City Court ruled for the reporter’s deportation saying he had violated “the rules of entry or stay in the Russian Federation.” Feruz could face torture or even possible death in Uzbekistan.
Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, denied during his trial allegations that he bribed South Korea’s impeached ex-President Park Gue-hye to keep control of his business empire.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a joint program of a number of regional investigative centers and independent media from Eastern Europe to Central Asia and beyond. We constantly strive to help the people of the regions we work in to better understand how organized crime and corruption affect their lives.