Kleptocracy Daily: April 10, 2017

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There is new evidence that top executives at Shell knew money paid to the Nigerian government for a vast oil field would be passed to a convicted money-launderer. (BBC)

The European Parliament casts a critical eye on where NGOs get their money. (POLITICO)

Human smuggling and money laundering probes surround a Saipan casino. (Bloomberg)

Some senators are seeking to expand a Russia sanctions bill to include penalizing¬†Putin’s assistance to the Assad regime in Syria. (The Hill)

Thousands of students have demonstrated against the Serbian PM’s decisive win in a presidential election, claiming major irregularities in the campaign, including stifling the media, voter intimidation, and bribes. (RFE/RL)

A Russian computer programmer has been arrested in Spain under a U.S. warrant, though authorities remain tight-lipped about the reasons for his arrest. (The Daily Beast)

A new RFE/RL infographic looks at who Russians blame for corruption.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for fresh sanctions to be brought against Russia in response to a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. (Moscow Times)