Tag Archives: Armenia

Tennis anyone?

This press release reports the conclusion of a sports fixing investigation in Spain, with 83 arrests including 28 professional tennis players. The case involves an organized crime group that “bribed professional players to guarantee predetermined results and used the identities … Continue reading

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Thieves in law

This article discusses interlocking organized crime groups throughout Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region, led by “crowned thieves” and “thieves in law.” Many of the leaders are from Georgia where a 2005 crackdown inspired them to take up residence in … Continue reading

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Thieves in law arrested in Spain

This article reports 130 arrests and searches of 70 properties in Spain and France, following investigation of the Armenian faction of the Russian organized crime group “Thieves in Law,” described as “the largest and most dangerous group in Europe right … Continue reading

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Protest handling criticized in Armenia

The Ombudsman of Armenia criticized police for rough handling of protesters recently, according to this article, while also criticizing activists for insulting and pushing the officers. The article also notes that officers were not sufficiently trained and equipped for crowd … Continue reading

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