Opposition to Candidacy of Top Chinese Security Official to Interpol Heats Upon November 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm

Critics continue to decry a top Chinese security official’s candidacy to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) as its General Assembly convenes from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25 in Istanbul, Turkey. China’s candidate, Hu Binchen, is the deputy director-general of China’s International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Public Security. He will join two other competitors to run for two seats for Asia in Interpol’s 13-member executive committee. Canada’s former justice minister, Irwin Cotler, chastised the Chinese regime in an interview with The Epoch Times on Nov. 19. Fifty legislators from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), including him and Senator Marco Rubio, issued an open letter to Interpol to express their concerns. Cotler blamed Beijing for repeatedly abusing Interpol’s Red Notice, which resulted in “extraditions of dissidents who were subsequently the victims of arbitrary detention, torture, and imprisonment.” He cited Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa, who was arrested en route …

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