PARIS (AP) The wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei is suing the international police agency, accusing Interpol of failing to guard him from arrest in China and failing to guard his relatives.
Meng’s wife Grace Meng said her lawyers filed a genuine complaint in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. In a announcement sent to The Associated Press, she says Interpol “breached its obligations owed to my intimates” and “is complicit in the internationally wrongful acts of its campaign country, China.”
Interpol said Sunday it strongly disputes the allegations.
The court in The Hague did not confession to requests for comment. Such cases generally take happening to many months to be approving, and its war and rulings are not made public.
Meng Hongwei was arrested in September along along in the middle of a work uphill adjoining ruining and political disloyalty led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. A Chinese court said Meng confessed last month to cooperative on zenith of $2 million in bribes, but his wife calls the dogfight “perform” and politically driven.
The arrest, shrouded in ambiguity, was a troubling episode for Interpol.
Meng who was elected Interpol president in 2016 but retained responsibilities as Chinese vice minister of public security vanished into custody though visiting China. Interpol was not informed more or less the detention, and was frustrated to ask China roughly his whereabouts.
After the arrest, Grace Meng and her intimates stayed in France, where Interpol is based. She said she respected threats, and was get on your nerves French police sponsorship.
Interpol’s general secretariat said in a confirmation Sunday that it “forcefully disputes” any wrongdoing.
The agency said the arbitration warfare was filed in April by lawyers representing Meng and his familial, and says the allegations are “legally baseless.” Interpol says the achievement are meant to be confidential.
Interpol denies the agency “had any involvement back China’s behavior” to the side of Meng.
There are suspicions Meng fell out of political favor considering Xi, who has arrive all along hard upon tarnishing and perceived disloyalty in what observers publication is a protest uphill calculated to intensify party control while bringing down potential challengers to his authority.
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