Brigitte Fuzellier suffered nearly a decade's worth of retaliation after she reported financial irregularities within the Paraguayan operations of Kolping International, a Catholic charity based in Cologne. On her behalf, we have demanded investigations by the German Bundestag, European Union and Organization of American States.
Aleksandar Obradović exposed the role of Serbian state-owned weapons company Krušik in exporting munitions that were ultimately obtained by Islamic State fighters in Yemen. The company is connected to Branko Stefanović, the father of Serbian Vice Prime Minister Nebojša Stefanović.
Boeing quality manager Mitch Barnett revealed electrical hazards, damaged parts, falsified paperwork, unqualified workers and other potentially grave problems with the 787 Dreamliner aircraft built in Charleston, South Carolina. For his public service, Barnett received the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage from Ralph Nader.
German journalist Rainer Winters was harassed by Deutsche Bank after he published the company's internal whistleblower policy, which did not comply with European standards. The bank repeatedly ordered Winters to retract the article. Winters stood his ground and defied the bank's demand.
Intelligence officials Gjorgji Lazarevski and Zvonko Kostovski exposed illegal wiretapping of political opponents by the government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who resigned in disgrace. Lazarevski and Kostovski received the Free Speech Award from the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection in 2018.
Alexandru Rjavitin was imprisoned in an underground torture chamber as punishment for revealing abuses within the army of Transnistria, a breakaway land between Moldova and Ukraine. International pressure led to his release, but he was coerced into making an absurd Russian-style propaganda film.
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Whistleblowing International is a hands-on, grassroots activism organization that engages directly in whistleblower cases by investigating their disclosures, fighting for their rights, and working with the media to expose crime and corruption. Like whistleblowing itself, our campaigns aim for results.