China’s Supreme Security Official Candidates Against Interpol Meets Widespread Opposition

China’s highest security officials are calling for elections at the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). However, his candidacy has sparked global opposition from lawmakers and human rights groups.

Mr. Hu Hamajo, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Public Security of China, will compete with two other candidates for two seats in Asia at Interpol’s 13 executive committee at the 89th General Assembly starting in November. .. .. From 23 to 25 November in Istanbul, Turkey.

However, 50 lawmakers who are part of the Inter-Parliamentary Policy Alliance (IPAC) from 20 countries have expressed strong opposition to President Hu’s candidacy. Joint letter, To Interpol member countries as of November 15th. They accused China of repeatedly abusing Interpol’s Red Notification System to persecute asylum-seekers. Legislators say the Interpol General Assembly could give a “green light” to the continued misuse of China’s world organizations and even put foreign opponents, including Uighurs and Tibetans, at “significant risk.” I warned.

IPAC critics have taken the case of Uighur activist Idris Hasan (also known as Yidiresi Aishan) as an example. Following the Red Notice of the International Criminal Police Organization submitted by China, Haran was detained in Morocco in July after arriving from Turkey, where he has lived since 2012. Hasan held Chinese nationality and a Turkish residence permit. In August, Interpol canceled the red notice after conducting a review.

Similarly, Dorkun AzaChairman of the World Uyghur Congress, has received a red notice of arrest for 20 years until 2018. During that period, he was detained and faced the possibility of surrender to China in at least five countries, including the United States. South Korea, Italy.

Meanwhile, the 40 representatives of human rights groups on November 15 appeal Over the election bid for President Hu. Given the vulnerability of activists exiled to Beijing’s persecution, signatories fear that Hu’s election will have serious consequences for the safety of human rights activists living outside China, including Tibetan and Uighur diaspora. ing.

In an interview with The Epoch Times on November 16, Canada-Hong Kong Link President Gloria Fong cited extensive records of Hu’s civilian oppression.

Fung quoted Hu as the organizer for both the Skynet system and Fox Hunt, which use advanced technology to closely monitor Chinese civil society, including Hong Kong.

“With such a background, you can now predict whether you are a candidate representing the Chinese Communist Party. [CCP] He will be elected by the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organization, “Huang warned. “Big data from the international community, including sensitive information, will also be in the hands of the CCP,” he said.

She also saw President Hu’s election as a major threat to foreign rights groups critical of the Chinese Communist Party.

“We never know when our secrets and data will be known to the CCP, or what we will do to arrest thousands of dissidents outside China,” Fung said. I am.

According to asylum-seekers, Hu has been the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security’s International Cooperation Department since 2014. During his term, he played a leading role in strengthening China’s relations with the countries that transferred Uighurs to China. In recent years, including Malaysia, Turkey and Cambodia.

Donna He contributed to this report.

Frank Yue


Frank Yue is a Canadian-based journalist in The Epoch Times, featuring news related to China. He also holds a Master’s degree in English and Literature from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China.

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