INTERPOL RESCINDS ARREST WARRANT FOR DISSIDENT CHINESE JUDGE LIVING IN CANADA, CALLING IT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

INTERPOL RESCINDS ARREST WARRANT FOR DISSIDENT CHINESE JUDGE LIVING IN CANADA, CALLING IT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

SOURCE: NATIONALPOST.COM

Interpol has taken the rare step of quashing its arrest warrant for a dissident Chinese judge living in Toronto, saying the “red notice” was likely issued for political reasons and could undercut the organization’s neutral stance.

China had requested the notice in 2014 after charging Xie Weidong, 62, with accepting a bribe to favour one party in a civil dispute he adjudicated.

But the “Commission for the control of Interpol files” ruled there is evidence to back up Xie’s contention that the whole prosecution was instituted for political reasons related to his outspoken criticism of the country’s legal system.

Interpol’s governing constitution bars the law-enforcement network from making any intervention of “political … character” and says it should abide by the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Bravo to Interpol for having some collective "horse sense" here!!!

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