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December 6, 2014

By Aliaume Leroy

Inside The World of Arms Trafficking: The 2001 Otterloo Incident

In the paper termed “The Mechanics and Beauties of Gunrunning: The Otterloo Incident,” I analyze the 2001 Otterloo Incident, an illegal gunrunning case, in order to provide a clear picture of the global small weapons market and its mechanics. Between 1999 and 2002 two Israeli arms dealers (Shimon Yelinek and Ori Zoller along with their…

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December 5, 2014

By Peter Jukes

A Tale of the Fake Sheikh and Two Attorney Generals: Limited Police Inquiries and Damage Limitation

Yesterday, the CPS announced it has dropped three cases and is re-investigating another 25 after a BBC Panorama documentary detailed the potentially questionable ways one of News UK’s most senior and prolific reporters, Mazher Mahmood, obtained his stories using his famous Fake Sheikh identity. The night before, at the second Leveson memorial lecture delivered by…

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December 4, 2014

By Chris Biggers

Iran’s Moudge Class Assembly at Bander Abbas

Digital Globe imagery shows Iran making progress assembling ship modules brought out to the dry dock in January. According to measurements taken on imagery, Iran appears to be constructing another Moudge class frigate. The incomplete boat was located adjacent to the Sahand, another vessel in the series, which is still in the process of being fitted…

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November 20, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Mazher Mahmood: Silence from Met, CPS and Attorney General as Lord Goldsmith Calls for Re-examination – Whilst Beckham Kidnap Lawyer Calls for an Inquiry

Last week, BBC finally aired the long awaited Panorama exposure of Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood after a two week battle between lawyers from both camps at the high court before the judge eventually ruling against Mahmood’s application for injunction to halt the programme. What was most surprising of all was the somewhat bizarre…

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November 19, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

The Audio and Visual Fund/Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Film Institute Issue Statements on “Syrian Hero Boy”

Following the publication of the Open Letter to Lars Klevberg, The Norwegian Film Institute and Arts Council Norway, the Norwegian Film Institute has issued the following statement: The Norwegian Film Institute strongly regret the impact Syrian Hero Boy may have for aid workers and journalists working in conflict areas. The Norwegian Film Institute granted this film in…

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November 18, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Press Release from Filmmakers Regarding “Syrian Hero Boy”

Tuesday 18th of November Press release This is in response to the attention we have received regarding the fictional YouTube- video ”Syrian hero boy.” Despite our humane and good intentions, we would like to sincerely apologize for releasing this film as real and the outcome since the film’s release. As filmmakers we take the complete responsibility…

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