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Some may have heard about what transpired in the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi never came out of the diplomatic building which he entered a couple of hours before. After a couple of days of uncertainty, Turkish authorities and media launched a massive bombshell regarding… Continue reading

The Uzbek version of the KGB, the National Security Service (SNB), was modeled after the secret police of the Soviet Union. When Rustam Inoyatov, himself a former KGB agent, was appointed head of the SNB in 1995, the special service was already a fearsome institution. But it was Inoyatov who transformed the SNB into the… Continue reading

The so-called Kazakhgate scandal first emerged in October 2012, when the French magazine Le Canard Enchainé published an investigation allegedly revealing how France interfered with the Belgian legislative process on behalf of Patokh Chodiev and his asociates. The proof for this scenario was a note, dated 28 June 2011, attributed to Etienne des Rosaies, a person… Continue reading

Eric Van de Weghe is a character that keeps popping-up in the so-called “Kazakhgate affair” in Belgium. He was first mentioned in the context of Patokh Chodiev’s naturalization – the head of the Belgian intelligence made clear that the documents incriminating Chodiev were forgeries created by Van de Weghe. He reappeared when Armand De Decker… Continue reading

On 6 May 2016, gang leader Jamilton Andrés Suárez Ulloa, also known as El Topo, was killed by Venezuelan intelligence. El Topo was the mastermind behind the death of a group of miners in south-eastern Venezuela in March 2016.   The Mole On 4 March 2016, 28 miners disappeared near the town of Tumeremo in… Continue reading