PAC 136 – A Political Censorship of Industrial Risks Tianjin Explosions, August 12 to 15, 2015

By Clément Paule. Translation: Lea Sharkey

On the evening of August 12, 2015, a blast shook off Tianjin City, the fourth most populated urban area of the People’s Republic of China. According to Chinese media, the incident had been caused by accidental fire of a storage station containing ethanol and alcohol based products…

PAC 126 – The High Seas Victim of Transnational Crime The Sinking of the Poacher Thunder in São Tomé and Principe, April 6, 2015

By Valérie Le Brenne
Translation: Lawrence Myers
Passage au crible n° 126
On April 6, 2015, the Thunder sank in the waters of São Tomé and Principe. Accused of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) and suspected of human trafficking, this vessel flying the Nigerian flag was the subject of a purple notice given by Interpol in 2003. The captain of the Bob Barker – a Sea Shepherd ship launched in pursuit of the poacher more than one hundred days ago – immediately declared that it was a matter of scuttling.