For years, the communist party systematically oppressed minorities such as the Uyghurs. Our satellite analysis proves that in the Kashgar region, 96 percent of the cotton fields were harvested by humans, not machines. This is where the high-quality cotton for export grows. And that's where most of the internment camps are located.
Russia exports large quantities of stolen grain from Ukraine and sells it on the world market - a war crime according to international law experts. Freight lists document the scope and logistics for the first time. Our satellite imagery shows that after deactivating their transponder, the ships did indeed load at Sevastopol and arrive at Tartus in Syria.
BMW claims to source the lithium for batteries from a sustainable manufacturer. But NDR research debunks this statement. Our radar data analysis is part of this month-long research for STRG_F, Panorama and the Tagesschau.
The heavy rainfall in July led to a flood on the night of July 14 to 15, 2021, the likes of which had not previously been thought possible. In order to prevent such destruction in the future, the river needs more space, flood protection must be rethought, and people must sometimes back away from the banks, it was said. Our satellite images for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, however, cast doubt on whether this has been achieved.
The State of Hesse has a stake in Fraport AG. And Fraport has a stake in St. Petersburg Airport. And Russian military aircraft of the Wagner troops take off and land there. This is proven by the satellite research of Vertical52 in cooperation with SZ, WDR and NDR.