Kleptocracy Daily – May 25, 2016

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko has been freed after being detained for nearly two years in Russia, emerging as a beacon of hope for her troubled nation.

Corruption-busting journalist Khadija Ismayilova was also ordered to be released by Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court.

Azerbaijan’s ruling Aliyev family oversees a brutal regime but has ingratiated itself with London high society.

A volunteer organization is exposing plagiarized dissertations among Russia’s ruling elite.

Swiss money laundering alerts increased by one-third in 2015, as authorities took the radical step of liquidating BSI bank for “serious breaches.”

China is likely to intensify corporate bribery probes next year.

A host of new reports suggest that global corruption isn’t going away anytime soon.