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Fishrot whistle-blower determined to see case through to the end

By Sonja SmithFirst published on The Namibian Icelandic whistle-blower J贸hannes Stef谩nsson says both Namibian and Icelandic Fishrot accused are trying to jeopardise and delay the fishing rights bribery scheme cases by lying to the court. Stef谩nsson, the former director of operations in Namibia for Icelandic fishing company Samherji, told this to The Namibian this week. This was Read more >

How the Fishrot scandal robbed Namibia of millions

Image: WikiLeaks In part one of our Fishrot Files mini-series we read about the experiences of whistle-blower J贸hannes Stef谩nsson, the former MD of the Namibian branch of Icelandic fishing company Samherji. After Stef谩nsson鈥檚 2016 departure from the company, he handed over a cache of 30 000 revealing documents to Al Jazeera and WikiLeaks. The latter Read more >

Fishrot whistle-blower did it despite the risks

In 2014 the stench of corruption began to rise from the operations of Icelandic fishing company Samherji in Namibia, and its former MD J贸hannes Stef谩nsson noticed. Two years later, he left his job to expose an extensive cash-for-quota scandal through a trove of 30 000 documents and e-mail correspondence handed over to WikiLeaks, who made Read more >