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Interpol rescinds arrest warrant for dissident Chinese judge living in Canada, calling it politically motivated

Interpol ruled there is evidence to back up Xie Weidong’s contention that the prosecution was instituted for over his criticism of China's legal system

Tom Blackwell

August 23, 2019


                                      XIE Weidong

Interpol has taken the rare step of quashing its arrest warrant for a dissident Chinese judge living in Toronto, saying the “red notice” was likely issued for political reasons and could undercut the organization’s neutral stance.

China had requested the notice in 2014 after charging Xie Weidong, 62, with accepting a bribe to favour one party in a civil dispute he adjudicated.

But the “Commission for the control of Interpol files” ruled there is evidence to back up Xie’s contention that the whole prosecution was instituted for political reasons related to his outspoken criticism of the country’s legal system.

His application for permanent resident status here, based on marriage to a Canadian woman, was initially rejected because of the red notice [of Interpol], but is now being reassessed, said Fon.



                                     MENG Hongwei

Meng Hongwei 孟宏伟, head of Interpol, is under investigation for "violating the law. In November, 2016 he was appointed president of Interpol, the first Chinese to hold this role in an international police body.Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting USD 2.1 million in bribes.