Despite Interpol notice, Turkey says it won’t extradite Iraq’s Sunni vice president

May 9, 2012

Washington Post on May 9, 2012 released the following:

“By Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Turkey said Wednesday that it has no plans to send Iraq’s vice president, who is currently in Turkey, back to Iraq for prosecution even after Interpol placed him on its most-wanted list.

Iraq has charged Tariq al-Hashemi with terrorism, accusing him of guiding and financing death squads that targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. Al-Hashemi, a Sunni, says the charges are false and motivated by the political enmity of the Shiite-led leadership in Baghdad.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bekir Bozdag, said al-Hashemi is in Turkey for medical treatment and that Turkey had no plans to extradite him.

“I am not sure whether there will be a new evaluation in the period ahead,” Bozdag said. “But as the government, our position in this is very clear. We would not extradite someone to whom we’ve given support.”

The minister also noted that Turkey had not had enough cooperation from Iraq in its efforts to detain supporters of the Kurdish rebel group PKK, which carries out attacks inside Turkey from bases in northern Iraq.

Interpol said on its website that it has issued a so-called “red notice” for al-Hashemi, responding to a request from Baghdad. A red notice by Interpol seeks the arrest of a wanted person with a view to eventual extradition. The subjects of red notices are considered to be on the organization’s most-wanted list.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said the red notice for al-Hashemi “will significantly restrict his ability to travel and cross international borders.””

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Police Want Astro Official On Interpol Red Notice

March 28, 2012

Jakarta Globe on March 29, 2012 released the following:

“The National Police are in the process of requesting that Interpol issue a “red notice” against Ralph Marshall, the group chief executive officer of Malaysian holding company Astro All Asia Networks.

Marshall has been named a suspect in a case that involves the illegal use of operational funds at a company in Indonesia.

“We will soon put the name of Ralph Marshall into the red notice list at Interpol. It is now in the administrative process,’’ National Police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution said on Wednesday. He added that Marshall was believed to have left the country.

A red notice seeks the arrest of a wanted person with a view to extradition.

Abimanyu Kameshwara, an attorney for First Media subsidiary Ayunda Prima Mitra, said Marshall was accused of misusing operational funds from Astro Nusantara worth $90 million.

First Media is part of the Lippo Group, with which the Jakarta Globe is affiliated.

A pay television company partly owned by Ayunda, Direct Vision, partnered with Astro All Asia Networks from 2006 to 2008 to provide satellite television service for Indonesians under the Astro Nusantara trademark.

Astro Nusantara ceased operations in October 2008 due to a commercial dispute between Astro All Asia and Lippo Group.

“Ralph Marshall could damage the business and investment climate in Indonesia because the Malaysian Astro CEO allegedly committed a criminal act in doing business with his partner in Indonesia,” Abimanyu said, without explaining how Marshall had misused operational funds.

Astro All Asia is controlled by Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan. Earlier, it was reported that India’s Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a case against Ananda for his alleged role in graft involving Astro All Asia and telecommunications giant Maxis.

CBI, an anticorruption agency in India, has requested legal assistance from Malaysian authorities to trace the possible involvement of Ananda and Marshall in the Astro-Maxis scandal.”

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