SIC and Expresso had exclusive access to the organization’s work, which specializes in verifying data from open sources. Using various forensic techniques, including geolocation of photographs and videos and comparison with images available on the internet, Bellingcat concluded that Isabel dos Santos has been permanently in Dubai, where she owns a luxurious apartment in an exclusive Bulgari condominium, built on a artificial island.
In the last two and a half months, the Angolan businesswoman, who also has Russian nationality, left the United Arab Emirates only once, on December 13, to watch Argentina-Croatia, in the World Cup in Qatar.
Founded by an English journalist and based in the Netherlands, Bellingcat It has collaborators all over the world, including Portugal, who are dedicated to following lines of investigation in cases of violation of human, animal or environmental rights, as well as armed conflicts.
Isabel dos Santos is a suspect in several criminal proceedings, both in Portugal and in Angola, following the so-called Luanda Leaksa leak of more than 700,000 documents, revealed 3 years ago by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, in which Expresso and SIC participated.
A report to see this Friday on SIC and SIC Notícias.