Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A1145-W774



Release Date: October 13, 2018



Topic: Wei Jingsheng Calls on Interpol’s Vigilance Over Human Rights (Lyon Capitale report)



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Wei Jingsheng Calls on Interpol’s Vigilance Over Human Rights

by Raphaël Ruffier-Fossoul, Lyon Capitale


October 11, 2018 At 15:27


INTERVIEW - Contacted by Lyon Capitale, Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng calls Interpol to be concerned about China's human rights violations.


Lyon Capital: How do you react to the arrest of Meng Hongwei (who headed Interpol) by the Chinese police, held secret until the French justice opens an instruction for worrying disappearance?


Wei Jingsheng: This is a serious violation of human rights. Whether it is against international practices, or even Chinese law, for whatever reason a person is arrested, his family must be informed immediately. First, China violates the rights of its ordinary citizens. Then she no longer respects the law towards her officials. And now she is attacking officials of international organizations. We call on China to respect its own laws and to inform Meng Hongwei's family, as well as his employer Interpol, of the reasons for his arrest. We also call on Interpol to pay serious attention to the respect of human rights for its own members, regardless of the amount of funds allocated to it by the Chinese government.


Did you understand the real reasons for China's arrest of Meng Hongwei? Why is Xi Jinping's government sacrificing the only Chinese official to lead an international organization?


According to the information we have now, it appears that the secret arrest of Meng Hongwei is not due to a case of corruption, but a political affair.


When Meng Hongwei was elected to the head of Interpol, you feared that it would allow China to further abuse Red Notices and to have human rights activists or political dissidents arrested abroad... What about finally?


Because Interpol has adopted a policy that is not transparent, we are unable to verify if and how human rights activists are subject to Red Notices. However, it was finally confirmed that Dolkun Isa, the president of the Uighur World Congress, was the subject of a red notice. Moreover, people who are the subject of red notices issued at the request of the Chinese government for corruption charges are in reality victims of political settlements. There is a clear need for international agencies to carry out statistical monitoring of Interpol red notices.



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Original French version of the Lyon Capitale report as below:


Wei Jingsheng appelle Interpol à la vigilance sur les droits de l'homme

  11 octobre 2018 A 15:27

  par Raphaël Ruffier-Fossoul


ENTRETIEN - Contacté par Lyon Capitale, le dissident chinois Wei Jingsheng appelle Interpol à se préoccuper des violations des droits de l'homme par la Chine.


Lyon Capitale : Comment réagissez-vous à l'arrestation de Meng Hongwei (qui dirigeait Interpol) par la police chinoise, tenue secrète jusqu'à ce que la justice française ouvre une instruction pour disparition inquiétante?


Wei Jingsheng : C'est une sérieuse violation des droits de l'homme. Que ce soit à l'égard des pratiques internationales, ou même de la loi chinoise, quelle que soit la raison pour laquelle une personne est arrêtée, sa famille doit en être informée immédiatement. D'abord, la Chine viole les droits de ses citoyens ordinaires. Ensuite, elle ne respecte plus la loi envers ses officiels. Et maintenant elle s'en prend aux officiels des organisations internationales. Nous appelons la Chine à respecter ses propres lois et à informer la famille de Meng Hongwei, ainsi que son employeur Interpol, des raisons de son arrestation. Nous appelons aussi Interpol à faire sérieusement attention au respect des droits de l'homme à l'égard de ses propres membres, quel que soit le montant des fonds qui lui sont attribués par le gouvernement chinois.


Avez-vous compris les raisons réelles de l'arrestation de Meng Hongwei par la Chine? Pourquoi le gouvernement de Xi Jinping sacrifie-t-il ainsi le seul officiel chinois à la tête d'une organisation internationale?


D'après les informations que nous avons désormais, il apparaît que l'arrestation secrète de Meng Hongwei n'est pas due à une affaire de corruption, mais bien une affaire politique.


Quand Meng Hongwei a été élu à la tête d'Interpol, vous craigniez que cela permette à la Chine d'abuser encore plus des notices rouges et de faire ainsi arrêter à l'étranger des militants des droits de l'homme ou ses dissidents politiques. Qu'en est-il finalement?


Parce que Interpol a adopté une politique qui n'est pas transparente, nous sommes incapables de vérifier si et comment des militants des droits de l'homme font l'objet de notices rouges. Il a quand même été finalement confirmé que Dolkun Isa, le président du congrès mondial des Ouïghours, faisait l'objet d'une notice rouge. Par ailleurs, les gens qui font l'objet de notices rouges émises à la demande du gouvernement chinois pour des accusations de corruption sont en réalité des victimes de règlements de comptes politiques. Il y a clairement besoin que des agences internationales mènent une surveillance statistique des notices rouges d'Interpol.



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A1145-W774



Release Date: October 13, 2018



Topic: Wei Jingsheng Calls on Interpol’s Vigilance Over Human Rights (Lyon Capitale report)



Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)











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