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Mr. Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has met with Mr. Meng Hongwei, President of INTERPOL, Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China

Mr. Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has met with Mr. Meng Hongwei, President of INTERPOL, Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China

05 july 2018, 16:19

Mr. Yury Chaika, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has met with Mr. Meng Hongwei, President of INTERPOL, Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.

Mr. Saak Karapetyan, Deputy Prosecutor General, Mr. Wang Yuandao, Head of the Department of the Main Department of the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Zhu Ronghui, Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation, heads of units of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and representatives of the Chinese delegation took part in the meeting.

Mr. Yury Chaika noted that efficient combating crime, ensuring inevitability of punishment and protection of human rights are our common goals.

In view of this he focused on the necessity to solve the problem of resuming search of persons who committed grave and especially grave crimes in Russia, including murders, sexual violence, and drug trafficking, through the INTERPOL. Earlier such fugitives had been deleted from the INTERPOL files allegedly due to political nature of their prosecution.

Mr. Yury Chaika stressed that such an approach to Russian requests for search leads to violation of rights of victims, including those declared by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is also contrary to the Constitution of the ICPO-INTERPOL.

Moreover, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed his concern about the lack of transparency of the General Secretariat’s procedure of making decisions on refusal to search a person through the INTERPOL.

Such a situation does not correspond with the principle of neutrality of the INTERPOL, and undermines the authority of the international organization, Mr. Yury Chaika believes.

Therefore, he suggested that we should take joint steps to find mutually acceptable and corresponding to the INTERPOL Rules solution of the problem.

In conclusion, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed his confidence that the meeting held would contribute to strengthening of mutual understanding in solving problems and consolidation of efforts in countering transnational organized crime.