Interpol demands explanation for disappearance of Meng Hongwei | TIME ONLINE

Interpol has in the case of his disappeared president
Meng Hongwei from China demands a rationale. Jürgen Stock,
General Secretary of the International Police Department, said
Interpol expects an official response from the Chinese authorities to address concerns about Meng's well-being.
China, where currently one week long public holidays too
State founding, did not respond initially.
            Meng Hongwei is a Chinese citizen and since November 2016 chief of Interpol. The 64-year-old was on 29 September from
France – the seat of Interpol – traveled to his home country. Since then he is
disappeared. On Friday, his wife reported him to the
French police as missing. The police have started investigations.
            The French
Government appeared worried on Friday after Meng's wife's own
According to threats received over the Internet and by phone
would have. According to the Paris Ministry of Interior was the wife
put under protection. The public prosecutor Lyon is investigating because
the threats.
            Chinese Disciplinary Commission Should Have Dumped Meng Like the Hong Kong newspaper South China
Morning Post reports, Meng said after his arrival in China
discharged by members of the National Disciplinary Commission
have been. However, this was initially not confirmed. The
Commission is entitled to investigate officials without doing much
            According to Chinese law, the authorities
in case of arrest obliged to relatives
teaching. Exceptions are cases where the national
Security, terrorism or the
Destruction of evidence or the manipulation of
            Meng may have become the target of an anti-corruption campaign since Meng is a trusted friend of the fallen
Security chief Zhou Yongkang was, could it be that he goal
an anti-corruption campaign. Zhou, earlier
one of the most powerful men in the country and an adversary of
China's President Xi Yinping, was arrested in 2014 for corruption,
Abuse of power and secret betrayal to life imprisonment
sentenced. Other senior officials are in the wake of Xis
Anticorruption course already gone. This will be abroad
as a political purge of the power apparatus.
Hongwei became Deputy Minister of Public Administration in 2004
Security appointed. As such, he was among others for the fight
against terrorism and against drug trafficking and for
Border controls. In the fall of 2016, he was then to
Interpol president elected. Critics of the election expressed at that time
Assumption that the leadership in Beijing could use Interpol to
Dissidents abroad under the pretext of fighting corruption
to be arrested.
            Meng's tenure as Interpol President runs
until 2020. Secretary General Jürgen Stock will be in charge of the business during his absence.

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