US senators urged not to appoint a Russian General head of Interpol

In the case of the election of Alexander Prokopchuk President of the International Police, he will continue his strategy of Russia for the abuse of this organization, warned us senators.
Four US senators ( Senator Roger Wicker. Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Chris coons, Republican Marco Rubio) issued an appeal to President Donald Trump and the General Assembly of Interpol to prevent Russian major General Alexander Prokopchuk from taking the post of President of The international criminal police organization. “It’s like that to make the Fox responsible for the hen house,” – said in their joint statement published on Monday, November 19, on the website of the Senator-Republican Roger Wicker.

As emphasized in the document, ” Russia has repeatedly violated the rules of Interpol, using it to settle accounts and prosecute political opponents, dissidents and journalists.” “Alexander Prokopchuk personally participated in the implementation of this strategy of intimidation aimed at weakening democratic institutions and strengthening Putin’s authoritarian regime,” the senators say.

“If on Wednesday he [Prokopchuk] will be elected President of Interpol, we have no doubt that he will continue to institutionalize the abuse of red notices Interpol (announcement of persons in the international wanted list) and block the ongoing efforts to carry out significant reforms,” — the authors of the letter. In addition, according to the senators, with the election Prokopchuk as the head of Interpol Russia will have “a potential access to the sensitive data of law enforcement bodies, will strengthen its ability to prosecute critics living outside of Russia, and will help other authoritarian regimes seeking to do the same thing.”

Earlier, on November 17, the British newspaper The Times reported that General Prokopchuk became a favorite in the fight for the post of head of Interpol. The decision to elect a new Interpol President was made after the current head of the police organization, Meng Hongwei, disappeared in October. It was later revealed that he was in China, where he was being investigated for corruption.

Earlier, on November 17, the British newspaper The Times reported that General Prokopchuk became a favorite in the fight for the post of head of Interpol. The decision to elect a new Interpol President was made after the current head of the police organization, Meng Hongwei, disappeared in October. It was later revealed that he was in China, where he was being investigated for corruption.