Chinese official gets Interpol post despite opposition from Australian MPs

Chinese official gets Interpol post despite opposition from Australian MPs

Chinese official gets Interpol post despite opposition from Australian MPs A Chinese government official has been appointed to Interpol's executive committee, despite objections from a group of Australian MPs and international human rights organisations. Key points: - Six Australian MPs and senators signed a letter urging Interpol members to block the Chinese official's election - Interpol's new president has been accused by human rights groups of involvement in torture and arbitrary detentions in the UAE - The organisation's first-ever Chinese president was detained in China and accused of bribery and other alleged crimes halfway through his term in 2018 The international law enforcement body also elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during its annual general assembly held on Thursday in Turkey. Hu Binchen, …
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