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INTERPOL and politically motivated Red Notices- what we can learn from INTERPOL’s annual reports

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices
A reader recently posed some questions about INTERPOL’s dissemination of information, and those questions are answered in today’s post. Q: There has not been an annual report 2015 by Interpol so far – are there probably other sources that can tell numbers of red notices and diffusions issued in 2015 and numbers of valid notices/diffusions… Continue Reading

INTERPOL can expect more politically motivated requests from Venezuela – this time with sights on Kimberly-Clark representatives

Posted in Collateral Effects of Red Notices, INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened to at least attempt to continue Venezuela’s abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notice system. The paper product supplier Kimberly-Clark stopped production in Venezuela several weeks ago, in the midst of Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis.  Venezuelans already wait for hours in lines on a daily basis in an effort to obtain… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s review of William Browder’s case

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
It would seem to all observers of the William Browder case that INTERPOL’s most recent consideration of Russia’s request to issue a Red Notice against Mr. Browder would result in a swift denial, that has not happened. Instead, INTERPOL is taking its time in issuing a decision on the matter, and has not issued any… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s latest decision on William Browder- no Red Notice

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
The issue of Russia’s request for INTERPOL’s help in locating William Browder was previously covered here.  Mr. Browder sought the removal of his data from INTERPOL’s files, and his request was granted.  Since that time, Russia’s interest in Mr. Browder has continued, and earlier this week, Russia requested a Red Notice in Mr. Browder’s name.… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s decision to remove William Browder’s data from its files- what’s usual about it, and what’s not

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
Last week, INTERPOL immediately announced its decision to remove investment banker William Browder from its databases, thereby denying Russia’s request to keep Browder’s information in circulation between its 190 member countries.  The background between Mr. Browder and Russian officials is found here, in an article by David M. Herszenhorn. INTERPOL’s press statement regarding the CCF… Continue Reading

INTERPOL’s Red Notice against Paul Watson- Environmentalists Bury the Hatchet for the Sake of a Common Cause

Posted in Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices
As observers of INTERPOL and environmental issues know, a Red Notice has been pending against environmentalist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (“SSCS”) since last year. INTERPOL’s press statement about the notice is here.   The grounds for the Red Notice, according to INTERPOL, are the charges of ‘Breaking into the Vessel, Damage to… Continue Reading

Fair Trials International, Benny Wenda, and INTERPOL: Congratulations

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
As reported here by Ian Johnston of MSNBC, Fair Trials International received word that its work on behalf of Indonesian dissident Benny Wenda has paid off.  The Red Notice that had been issued in Mr. Wenda’s name was recognized by INTERPOL as being politically motivated and therefore improper. INTERPOL removed the Red Notice accordingly. Once… Continue Reading

More on Misick: Politically Motivated Red Notice or Not?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Member Country Activity, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
Last week, we addressed the issue of former premier Michael Misick of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).  A Red Notice was issued against Mr. Misick, based on underlying allegations of money laundering and corruption. Recently, the TCI government addressed concerns about the reason behind the issuance of the Red Notice. There has been public speculation… Continue Reading

How Much Political Motivation is Too Much for INTERPOL?

Posted in INTERPOL's Tools and Practices, Politically Based Red Notices, Red Notice Challenges
A good number of people who complain about unfairly issued Red Notices argue that the charges underlying their Red Notices are politically motivated.  Many times, the claim of political motivation is true. A government’s basis for bringing charges against one of its citizens or residents may stem from the governing regime’s desire to control dissidents,… Continue Reading