As Interpol Picks New Leaders, Questions Grow Over How Autocratic Nations Use It

Interpol’s governing body gathers this week to opt for a new president, a single that Western governments hope will block authoritarian states from utilizing the international law enforcement company to pursue political dissidents across borders.

The election will seat Interpol’s first entire-time period president given that the very last incumbent, senior Chinese stability official Meng Hongwei, vanished throughout a 2018 vacation home. Mr. Meng later appeared in court and was sentenced to 13 decades imprisonment on bribery expenses that his wife states had been concocted by his political rivals in Beijing.