A Red Notice against Trump?

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A Red Notice against Trump?

LONDON, Sep 07 (IPS) -
 
When INTERPOL is asked to intervene against targeted killing.

Introduction

Last June, news broke that Iran had issued an arrest warrant and asked INTERPOL for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believed had carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.1 INTERPOL denied this request,2 stating that it "would not consider requests of this nature" because "it is strictly forbidden for the Organisation to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."3


Dr Rutsel Silvestre J MarthaINTERPOL General Secretariat, which is the body of the Organisation which has the power to issue red notices4, thus spontaneously or at the request of the USA, determined that the publication of such red notices would contravene INTERPOL's Constitution and/or the rules adopted thereunder. Given Iran's own successful challenge, in 2007, of an Argentinian request for red notices against i.a. former President Rafsanjani and the former foreign minister5, INTERPOL's rejection should not have come as a surprise. However, on the basis of the same experience6, if all the other red notice requests have also been rejected, Iran might want to question that decision. Such challenge can potentially lead to a showdown at the INTERPOL's General Assembly7. The following highlights the substantive issues that would be involved

Read the full story, “A Red Notice against Trump?”, on globalissues.org

https://www.globalissues.org/news/2020/09/07/26798

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