A high gradé of Chinese public security enters Interpol

Hu Binchen was elected member of the Executive Committee Thursday despite protests of human rights defenders.

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The Interpol General Assembly elected, Thursday, November 25, the Chinese Hu Binchen to the Executive Committee of the Organization, its nervical center supposed to supervise the General Secretariat. Hu Binchen won, with the Indian Praveen Sinha, one of the two positions reserved for Asia among the thirteen the executive committee, which were vacant. The China’s candidate, general of the Ministry of Public Safety, a specialist in international cooperation, held the position of “Police” adviser of the Embassy of his country in Washington from 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile. He holds a masters in philosophy of the criminology obtained in Cambridge.

Human rights defenders alerted in vain on this candidate. This election may give “a green light to the Government of the People’s Republic of China to continue its misuse of Interpol”, by the misappropriation of the criminal “red memorandles” that allow to arrest nationals around the world, thus believes Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). These elected officials appear on November 15 eighteen ministers from the Western interior, as revealed Liberation, because they are afraid to see “Tens of thousands of Hong Kong, Ouvours, Tibetans, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents living abroad placed in an even more risk situation”.

Two cases are frequently cited to illustrate this danger. Dolkun Isa, an OuiGour student leader in the 1980s, qualified as “terrorist” by Beijing, was the subject of a “red notice” for nearly twenty years, suppressed only in 2018 by Interpol. He had been arrested in 2017 by visiting Italian Senate. Similarly, Idris Hasan, Ouygur activist, was arrested in July, Morocco, at the request of China. Currently, 28 Chinese opponents abroad are targeted as well, under cover of “red instructions”, according to IPAC.

Beijing had obtained the Presidency of Interpol in November 2016. She had placed Meng Hongwei, Deputy Minister of Public Safety since 2004. A function he has retained until 2018, although he has transformed The Presidency (non-executive) of Interpol in a much more operational function. Mr. Meng, then, was assisted by Hu Binchen.

Chinese power “Eats his own children”

But in September 2018, auntime. During a working visit to China, Meng Hongwei disappears, sending to his wife Grace and his twins remained in France the emoticon of a cooking knife, symbol, apparently, the dangers that threatened him. His wife will alert the French authorities a few days later and ask for asylum in France. Having confessed, in 2019, having diverted more than $ 2 million (€ 1.8 million) between 2005 and 2017, Meng Hongwei will be sentenced to thirteen and a half years in prison in January 2020.

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