Famous Swiss bank whistleblower wonders why Canada gave up so easily on $1 billion in unpaid taxes – In 2008, Bradley Birkenfeld, the whistleblower who exposed widespread tax evasion facilitated by UBS AG, sent information to Canada’s DOJ and Revenue Agency on the impact of the fraud in Canada. Nine years later, Canada has done nothing. Financial Post
Whistleblowing in China a Gamble Few Dare Take – Sixth Tone profiles three Chinese whistleblowers and the consequences they faced for speaking out. “Becoming a whistleblower in China can mean taking on not just one company, but a whole industry.” Sixth Tone
Uzbekistan: Whistleblower Businessman Ends Up Behind Bars – An Uzbek court has ordered that Olim Sulaimanov, a whistleblower who posted a public video alleging he had been harassed for bribes by tax officials, will be taken into custody at a pretrial detention facility pending criminal hearings into corruption. EURASIANET.org
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