Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has published leaked documents that reveal 2,500 people, including convicted criminals, paid to become citizens of Cyprus.
A satirical look at the dubious characters and state officials who buy Cypriot nationality following an investigation by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit after it obtained a leak of documents called The Cyprus Papers. The leak reveals 2,500 people who paid to become new citizens of Cyprus with the added perk of be able to live and work anywhere in Europe, from Milan to Monte Carlo. So who’s on the list? Among the names in The Cyprus Papers are convicted criminals, men on the run and political figures regarded as a high-risk for dirty money. Find out more about The Cyprus Papers and the strange trade in nationality in our investigative data-story.