We know that Egypt has attempted to utilize its access to INTERPOL’s databases for political reasons against people who posed ideological threats to the current government, and more recently, to a political opponent of its current president. In accordance with its own constitution, INTERPOL has rightly refused to become involved in (or stay involved in)
politically motivated Red Notices
Venezuela Post-Chavez- More of the Same INTERPOL Abuse?
Now that Nicolas Maduro is the President of Venezuela, most hopes of political reform in Venezuela have been dashed, at least for the next six years. This blog has addressed the issue of political oppression and persecution in Venezuela time and time and time again, as have many journalists and human rights organizations. In…
Final Score in Egypt’s Attack on NGO’s: INTERPOL- 1, Political Oppression- 0
Today was a great day for transparency and political freedom. INTERPOL refused to allow the Red Notices as requested by Egypt against the non-governmental workers who are currently sought for prosecution in Egypt. In so doing, INTERPOL issued a press release that was heartening for two reasons:
- It confirmed its dedication to its constitution, which