“India to ask Pak to act on pending Interpol notices”

November 2, 2012

The Times of India on November 2, 2012 released the following:

Vishwa Mohan, TNN

“NEW DELHI: India will next week ask Pakistan to act on all pending Interpol Red Corner Notices (RCNs) that have been issued by the global police body against terrorists and other criminals, including the 26\11 terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and 1993 Mumbai blasts’ kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, over the years.

The issues relating to pending RCNs will be raised by home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde when he meets his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik on the sidelines of the Interpol General Assembly to be held between November 5 and 8 in Rome.

Though New Delhi had raised the pending RCN issue with Pakistan several times in the past at bilateral foras, raising the issue in Rome assumes significance since a General Assembly session proposes to make the ‘notice’ system a deterrent for criminals\terrorists.

In view of how Saeed continues to roam free inside Pakistan despite a pending RCN against him, India will also ask the Interpol member countries to make the organization more effective in honouring such notices against fugitives including terrorists.

Saaed alias Syed Hafiz Saab has not only been roaming free in full public view in Pakistan ever since the Interpol notice was issued against him at India’s behest in 2009, but also been provided security by state authorities within that country.

“Saeed’s case makes a mockery of the RCN system which expects a member country to put the fugitive under arrest. Hence, it prompts New Delhi to flag the issue at the gathering in Rome, seeking more power for the international police body,” said an official.

Shinde is proposed to seek more teeth for the global police body in the ministerial meeting which is to be part of the Interpol’s 81st General Assembly in Rome on November 5.

The matter, besides other issues including concerns over cyber crime and circulation\printing of fake currency notes, will be pitched further during the General Assembly meetings by Indian delegation comprising senior officers of home ministry and CBI.

At present, the Interpol has 190 member countries, including Pakistan. Justice, security and home ministers from over 100 countries will participate in the General Assembly, which is to be opened for the first time with a ministerial meeting.

Though over 160 Interpol RCNs are pending against fugitives wanted by Indian law enforcement agencies, India is specifically concerned about over 45 terrorists who are suspected to be in Pakistan. Besides Saeed, the list includes Ibrahim, hijackers of IC-814 flight, members of Indian Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Khalistani terrorist groups.

Those who are not in public view may give Pakistan a benefit of doubt as the country never accepts their presence within its territory. “But, the presence of Saeed marks the ineffectiveness of the Interpol institutional arrangement where majority of the member countries consider Red Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest,” said the official.”

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“Sea Shepherd plans early anti-whaling trip”

November 2, 2012

The Australian on November 2, 2012 released the following:

AAP

“MILITANT conservationist and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson will join this year’s campaign against Japanese whalers despite an Interpol notice for his arrest, the group says.

The Canadian national has not been seen since he skipped bail in Germany in July on charges stemming from a high-seas confrontation over shark finning in 2002, but he has pledged to lead the fight against the harpoonists.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is due to kick off its annual campaign against the whalers on Monday, with four ships and more than 100 international crew readying for the southern hemisphere summer pursuit.

“It is expected Captain Paul Watson would appear in command of one of the vessels when the action begins,” said Peter Hammarstedt, captain of the Sea Shepherd’s Bob Barker vessel, on Friday.

The environmentalists begin their campaign on Monday with the Steve Irwin, previously captained by Watson, leaving the southern Australian port of Williamstown skippered by Indian Siddharth Chakravarty.

The Bob Barker, currently in Sydney, is due to leave later in November, while Sea Shepherd has not revealed the location of its two other ships, new mystery vessel the Sam Simon and the Brigitte Bardot.

“The plan is for our fleet to meet the whaling fleet in the North Pacific off Japan,” Hammarstedt said in a statement.

“We are planning to take the battle pretty much up to Japan itself.

“We are keeping the location and identity of our new vessel, the Sam Simon, a secret with our hope that the first time the whalers see the Sam, is when she comes into view on the slipway of the factory processing ship, the Nisshin Maru, effectively shutting down their illegal whaling operations.”

The Japanese whalers usually set off around December, with Sea Shepherd ships departing Australia to harass them in the Southern Ocean soon after.

This year, the activists plan to steam north and head them off early.

“We are going to try and intercept them as quickly as possible, and try to make this the first year they get zero kills,” Sea Shepherd’s Australian director, Jeff Hansen, said.

Hansen said he did not know how Watson would join the fleet, saying information was only on a “need to know basis”.

But there is a quote from Watson, who claims the charges against him are part of a “politically motivated” attempt led by Japan to put an end to his efforts against whaling, included on the latest statement.

“We have never been stronger and the Japanese whalers have never been weaker, we need to take advantage of our strengths and their weaknesses and we need to bring this campaign home – to Japan,” Watson said.

Watson, who for years has harassed Japan’s whale hunt, was arrested in Germany in May for extradition to Costa Rica over the shark finning incident in 2002.

Commercial whaling is banned under an international treaty but Japan has since 1987 used a loophole to carry out “lethal research” in the name of science – a practice condemned by environmentalists and anti-whaling nations.”

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India to seek more teeth for Interpol at Rome meet

October 20, 2012

The Times of India on October 20, 2012 released the following:

By: Vishwa Mohan, TNN

“NEW DELHI: With the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and his ilk in mind, India will ask Interpol member countries to make the global police body more effective in terms of honouring pending Red Corner Notices (RCNs) against fugitives, including terrorists.

India’s demand and concerns will be articulated by the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who will attend the Interpol General Assembly session to be held in Rome from November 5 to 8.

Hafiz Saaed alias Syed Hafiz Saab has not only been roaming free in full public view in Pakistan ever since the Interpol Notice was issued against him at India’s behest in 2009, but also been provided security by state authorities within the country.

“Saeed’s case makes a mockery of the RCN system which expects a member country to put the fugitive under arrest. It, therefore, prompts New Delhi to flag the issue at the gathering in Rome, seeking more power for the international police body,” said an official, who is engaged in finalizing details of Shinde’s visit.

Shinde is proposed to seek more teeth for the global police body in the ministerial meeting, which is to be part of the Interpol’s 81st General Assembly.

The matter, besides other issues including concerns over cyber crime and circulation\printing of fake currency notes, will be highlighted during the General Assembly meetings by the Indian delegation, consisting of senior officers of home ministry and CBI.

At present, the Interpol has 190 member countries, including Pakistan. Justice, security and home ministers from over 100 countries will participate in the General Assembly which is to be opened, for the first time, with a ministerial meeting.

Though over 160 Interpol RCNs are pending against fugitives wanted by Indian law enforcement agencies, New Delhi is specifically concerned about over 45 terrorists who are suspected to be holed up in Pakistan. Besides Saeed, the list includes 1993 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, hijackers of IC-814 flight, members of Indian Mujahideen, LeT and Khalistani terrorist groups.

Those who are not in public view may give Pakistan a benefit of doubt as the country never accepts their presence within its territory. “But, the presence of Saeed marks the ineffectiveness of the Interpol institutional arrangement where majority of the member countries consider Red Corner Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest,” added the official.

Case of four Iranians, wanted in connection with the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s car here, is also a concern for Indian agencies that had got RCNs issued against them in March.

Though Tehran has promised New Delhi to cooperate in the probe, Indian agencies are skeptical of Iran’s effort to trace four of its nationals. These four suspects are: Mohammadreza Abolghashemi, Houshang Afshar Irani, Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh.”

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Interpol notice tests U.S.-Venezuela relations

May 3, 2012

CNN on May 3, 2012 released the following:

“(CNN) — A former Venezuelan judge — a fugitive in his home country who was last known to be in the United States — stands to become a source of contention between the two nations.

Interpol issued a Red Notice for Eladio Aponte Aponte, Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Wednesday night. The notice is an international alert that asks any country with information about his whereabouts to arrest him with a view to his extradition.

But Aponte Aponte counts on support from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, for whom he purportedly works as a source. The former Supreme Court justice fled to Costa Rica, and last month was transported from there to the United States in a DEA aircraft, officials of the Central American country said.

Venezuelan officials removed Aponte Aponte from his post in March, accusing him of providing a government credential to a man authorities allege was one of the world’s top drug lords.

Aponte Aponte, who has not confirmed or denied that accusation, left Venezuela the day he was supposed to face questioning in the Venezuelan National Assembly.

The U.S. Justice Department did not immediately comment on whether it would honor the Interpol notice.

In April, Aponte Aponte sat down for an interview with SOiTV in Miami in which he claimed he made rulings in cases based on requests from Chavez and other top officials.

“They just asked for favors that I complied with. And woe be the judge that refused to cooperate. … They were dismissed,” Aponte Aponte said.

Several of his remarks contradicted previous statements by top Venezuelan officials — including Chavez.

Asked whether there are political prisoners in Venezuela — something Chavez has previously denied — Aponte Aponte said yes.

CNN has not independently confirmed the former justice’s accusations.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro last month accused the United States of trying to destabilize his country’s government.

“It is easy to understand how a fugitive from justice processed for his connections with drug trafficking mafias and removed from his job has sold his soul to the DEA,” Maduro said. “The DEA has appeared again as a political actor in Venezuela against Venezuela.”

While the Venezuelan justice minister provided a copy of the Interpol notice on the Internet, it did not appear on Interpol’s website.

Interpol said that countries have the option of not publicizing the Red Notice on its website.”

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Interpol ‘red notices’ up 62 percent

January 21, 2012

UPI.com on January 19, 2012 released the following:

“MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The number of “red notices” issued by Interpol rose more than 62 percent in 2011 to 26,000 compared with 2010, Interpol’s chief said Thursday.

Ronald Noble, the chief of the international commission, said red notices, which request the arrest of wanted persons with a goal of extradition, climbed from 16,000 in 2010, RIA Novosti reported.

At the same time, the number of “diffusions” — informal arrest warrants placed on Interpol’s communications system — increased by 15,000, to 49,000, or about 44 percent.

Overall, the number of Interpol notices increased to 75,000, or 50 percent.

In the past 11 years, the number of people wanted by Interpol has increased nearly six-fold.

The operations of Interpol, whose full name is the International Criminal Police Commission, have become much more public, Noble said. In 2000, 95 percent of its notices were issued secretly, compared with fewer than half its notices today.”

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