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September 20, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

Crowdsourced Investigation – Was the MH17 Linked Buk Sighted in Ukraine and Russia Unique?

On September 8th Bellingcat revealed images and videos posted on social media sites that showed a Buk missile launcher inside Russia with markings that matched those markings seen on the Buk missile launcher linked to the downing of flight MH17 on July 17th. Part of the investigation involved reviewing footage and photographs of Buk missile…

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August 27, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Who Exactly Are The Terek Wolf Sotnia?

Back in April Ukrainian Intelligence passed photographs to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) which, they claimed proved that Russian Special Forces were operating in Ukraine to destabilize the country. The photographs depict the gunman operating in the east of the country, where they had been seizing government buildings. The photos appear…

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August 4, 2014

By The Regular Contributor

The Context of Caryatid – Part 2

The Royal Telephone DirectoriesOn 8th August 2006, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) raided and arrested Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire.  Amongst documents seized from Goodman were 15 Royal contact directories.Exactly HOW they came to be in Goodman’s possession wil not be addressed here.  That is the subject of a forthcoming trial and is therefore under…

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July 30, 2014

By The Regular Contributor

The Context of Caryatid – Part 1

Over the past two years my “regular contributor” has written on all things Leveson, phone hacking, and police corruption, with much of their work gathered on the Brown Moses Blog – Hackgate Files.  Now they’ve come to Bellingcat to continue their work, beginning with a look at Mazher Mahmood (aka the Fake Sheikh) and the…

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July 30, 2014

By Peter Jukes

Other Dark Arts at the News of the World – The “Fake Sheikh” Investigated by Police Just Before the Phone Hacking Operation

A timeline on the Fake Sheikh, News of the World and police investigations by my  occasional contributor, Joe Public. Crossposted at Fothom Scotland Yard investigated Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood 9 YEARS AGO – in 2005 just four months before they initiated a phone hacking case into his newspaper. Like operation Caryatid, there isn’t a trace of a follow up…

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July 28, 2014

By Peter Jukes

How Rebekah Brooks Withheld Beckham Kidnap Info, Hired Criminals for the Fake Sheikh, and Scotland Yard and the CPS Did Nothing

A follow up piece on the Fake Sheikh by occasional contributor, Joe Public. Crossposted at Fothom.  In what echoes the 24 hour delay it took for News of the World to inform police of their Milly Dowler hacked messages, Rebekah Brooks withheld information from the police in regards to an alleged Victoria Beckham kidnap plot…

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