Enduring death threats and dismissals, Murat Mehmeti’s corruption revelations lead to prosecution of tax cheats by Mark WorthCoalition Co-coordinator PRISHTINA – In the Balkans today, it would be difficult to find a more dedicated and effective whistleblower than Murat Mehmeti. For the past three years, Mehmeti has dealt with harassment, workplace
Army dissident feared tortured in underground Transnistrian dungeon by Mark WorthCoalition Co-coordinator In a prison cell six meters under the ground, in one of the most sequestered places on Earth, sits Alexandru Rjavitin – a whistleblower without international attention in a country without international recognition. Rjavitin has been held captive
Over the past five years, Southeast Europe has led the world in strengthening whistleblower rights. Thanks to the hard work of policy-makers, activists, journalists and citizens, every Western Balkan country now has a whistleblower protection law on the books. All of these laws contain most European and international standards.
Whistleblowers Rewarded, Redeemed: Citizens, students and activists celebrate Free Speech Week in Kosovo
Gjorgji Lazarevski spent 11 months in prison – most of it in solitary confinement – as retribution for exposing the illegal wiretapping of thousands of political opponents by the government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
Whistleblower rights continue to improve Southeast Europe, with Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro activating new laws since mid-2015. Seven of 10 countries now have some form of legal protections in place, a new Coalition report finds.
For as long as 20 years, women at a psychiatric home in the northern Moldovan city of Balti suffered rape and other abuses at the hands of staff.
A little-known British lawyer rose to become one of Kosovo’s most powerful judges despite lacking the credentials to serve as an international judge.