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Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people urges to prevent electing Russian representative as Interpol head

Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis, stated that it would cause mass suppression of human rights and freedoms
14:05, 20 November 2018

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Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars people urges to prevent the representative of Russian Federation from becoming Interpol chief, as Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis, wrote on Facebook.

According to him, if the representative of the Russian Federation is elected Interpol’s Head, the aims and basic principles of this organization will be destroyed.

Related: Russia's Prokopchuk might take over as Interpol chief. Why is it dangerous?

“As a result, a situation might occur when totalitarian and authoritarian states with the access to all the mechanisms and databases will turn Interpol into another tool of mass suppression of human rights and freedoms,” Chubarov noted.

Reportedly, the elections of the new head of Interpol are scheduled for November 21. Interpol has to re-elect the chairman of the organization after its head Meng Hongwei went missing. Therefore, it was reported that China conducts an investigation on him concerning corruption.

Related: Ukraine's MFA comments on family ties of Ukrainian diplomat, candidate for Interpol president

Major General of the Russian police Aleksandr Prokopchuk is a favorite on the elections of Interpol’s head. In 2006 -2011, he served as a deputy head of National Central Bureau of Interpol of Russia’s Internal Ministry. Then, he became the head of this organization. In 2016, the Major General became the Vice-President of Interpol.

Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Minister, thinks that Russia’s perspective to head the Interpol is a threat to the entire world as Russia is an aggressor state.

Related: Ukraine might end membership in Interpol if Russia’s Prokopchuk becomes its head

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