Interpol appoints Chinese government official to its executive committee amidst global concern

by Anne Kader
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Hu Binchen, the deputy director-general for the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, has been elected to serve on Interpol Executive Committeesaid Interpol on its official Twitter account. 

 

The Chinese police officer will serve a three-year term in the Executive Committee of Interpol. The committee has thirteen members.

 

Interpol has 194 members and controls a large quantity of legal data. It shares it with member states, including China. China, on the contrary, has been accused of abusing the Interpol Red Alert system to persecute dissidents in exile. Such is the case of Idris Hasan, an Uyghur based in Turkey, who was arrested at Casablanca Airport in July 2021 at the request of the Chinese government.

 

An alliance of legal experts has voiced grave concern over the election of Hu Bingen. Even before Hu’s election, politicians and activists from around the world had sounded an alarm over his candidacy.

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