Tag Archives: INTERPOL

Thai Authorities Detain Bahraini Refugee Soccer Player After INTERPOL Red Notice Request

Hakeem al-Araibi, a 25-year-old refugee soccer player from Bahrain, will remain in a Thai jail for at least two months as he prepares to fight an extradition request from his native country. Al-Araibi claims the Bahraini government arrested and tortured … Continue reading

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INTERPOL Rolls Back Individual Right to Access Information in its Files, Makes it Harder to Fight Abusive Red Notices

Over the past several years, thanks to human rights advocates’ hard work and growing attention from the media, the general public has had the opportunity to learn more about how governments abuse INTERPOL to persecute political opponents and other victims … Continue reading

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INTERPOL Elects South Korean President, But Concerns About Red Notice Abuse Loom

After a snap election in Dubai, South Korean Kim Jong Yang has officially been named INTERPOL’s new president. Multiple news sources had previously reported that Alexander Prokopchuk, a Russian who has served as the INTERPOL vice chair for Europe since … Continue reading

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Head of INTERPOL Resigns, As Bribery Charges Loom in China

Interpol president Meng Hongwei has resigned, according to reports by various news outlets on Sunday, October 7. The surprise announcement comes just over a week after Meng’s wife reported him missing, after he left France to travel home to  China. … Continue reading

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Bill Browder, Self-Proclaimed Enemy of Putin, Briefly Arrested by Interpol in Spain

On May 30, British financier Bill Browder was arrested and detained by Spanish police due to a request from Russia to Interpol. Browder live-tweeted the experience, and was released a few hours later on orders from Interpol’s general secretary. Browder, … Continue reading

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