China’s nominee wins key Interpol post amidst human rights concern

Asha Bajaj
3 min readNov 26, 2021

Lyon, France/IBNS: A senior Chinese government official has been elected as one of the members of the executive committee of the global crime-fighting body, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), despite opposition from global human rights groups and an alliance of lawmakers from 20 countries, according to South China Morning Post.

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Deputy director-general of the Chinese public security ministry’s international coordination department, Hu Binchen, on Thursday won one of the two seats representing Asia on the international body’s executive committee, while Praveen Sinha, the special director of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was elected for the other seat from Asia, Interpol said.

The incoming president of Interpol was also elected during its general assembly this week, with United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi winning the role, South China Morning Post reported citing the global agency.

The elections of China’s Hu Binchen and UAE’s al-Raisi have disappointed global human rights groups and lawmakers from 20 countries who campaigned against their candidacies because of alleged human rights abuses by their respective countries, the Hong Kong based English-language daily reported.

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