INTERPOL Red Notice for Julian Assange remains in force

August 26, 2012

INTERPOL on August 16, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – INTERPOL confirms that its Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Sweden’s request in November 2010 remains valid.

Confirmation that Mr Assange’s Red Notice status remains in force follows Thursday’s decision by authorities in Ecuador to grant asylum to Mr Assange, two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK to Sweden where authorities want to question him in connection with alleged sexual offences.

A Red Notice status is a request for any country to identify or locate an individual with a view to their provisional arrest and extradition in accordance with the country’s national laws.

Many of INTERPOL’s member countries consider a Red Notice a valid request for provisional arrest, especially if they are linked to the requesting country via a bilateral extradition treaty. In cases where arrests are made based on a Red Notice, these are made by national police officials in INTERPOL member countries.

INTERPOL cannot compel any of its 190 member countries to arrest the subject of a Red Notice. Any individual wanted for arrest should be considered innocent until proven guilty.”

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Terror suspect set for extradition to Germany

June 14, 2012

standardmedia.co.ke on June 13, 2012 released the following:

“By Cyrus Ombati

A man suspected to have been behind the bombing of a building in Nairobi last month that claimed one life and injured more than 30 people will stand trial in Germany.

Top police officers in Nairobi said even though Emrah Erdogan alias Imraan Al Kurdy alias Salahaddin Al Kurdy was wanted in the country over terrorist attacks, they had no objection to his deportation to Germany.

“Although he was a member of Al Shabaab and was in Kenya illegally, Germany had issued a warrant of arrest for him through the International Police (Interpol) earlier,” said police.

He was arrested in Tanzania to where he fled after masterminding the detonation of what was later identified to be a deadly fertiliser bomb.

The bomb ripped off the roof of Assanands building along Moi Avenue in Nairobi’s Central Business District and destroyed business premises.

Police have been hunting for the suspect who was suspected either to have been hiding in the country or fled to Uganda.

Interpol had apparently issued a red notice to the regional states last Tuesday asking authorities to arrest Erdogan and have him deported to German to face terror related charges. A red notice is issued for arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition.

Burden in prosecution

“He could be deported to German anytime now. There was a red notice from the Interpol asking for his arrest and deportation to Germany,” said a senior officer who asked not to be named.

Interpol had asked for his and other terror suspects’ fingerprints and other personal details before they issued the notice, officials said.

The official added that Tanzanian authorities informed them at the weekend they had arrested Erdogan, who crossed there through the coastal region.

Other sources said Kenya did not want to try Erdogan because he would be a burden to them in prosecution and jailing. Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi said they were waiting to be supplied with statements that were recorded from Erdogan.

“He has talked and recorded much on his being in the region and those he probably got in touch with but our colleagues are yet to give us the details,” said another officer.

Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said a team of detectives had been dispatched to Tanzania to get more information regarding the arrest. “Erdogan is someone we have been looking for and we have sent our officers to Tanzania to be part of the ongoing investigation,” he said.

The suspect who is a German of Turkish origin is believed to have travelled to Waziristan in north-west Pakistan in early 2010 where he joined a militant Islamist group before going to Somalia last year, police said.”

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Uganda: Interpol Joins Hunt for Terrorists

June 11, 2012

AllAfrica on June 7, 2012 released the following:

“BY STEVEN CANDIA,

The International Police (Interpol) has joined the hunt for terror suspects suspected to be in Uganda.

At least four suspected terrorists are believed to have sneaked into Uganda recently, prompting the security agencies to issue security alert.

The Police have circulated photographs of the suspected terrorists and heightened security in the Capital City as well as other urban areas including Mbarara where the national Heroes’ Day celebrations will be held this weekend. The measures include manning security at some of the shopping centres and high-rise buildings.

The terror suspects, some wanted in Kenya, include Martin Muller alias Ahmed Khaled Andreas; Emrah Erdogan Alias Imraan AL-Kurdy Alias Salahaddin AL-Kurdy and another who is believed to have sneaked into the country on board a Kalita bus from Kenya. Whereas Muller is German, Erdogan is German of Turkish origin.

Last weekend, the security agencies arrested another terror suspect only identified as Hussein, who was described as a high value target.

The director Interpol and International relations, Asan Kasingye said Interpol has sought for vital information including the finger prints of top Al-Shabaab terror suspects, wanted by Uganda.

A formal request by the Lyon based body was made on Wednesday to the Uganda National Central bureau, recently turned into a directorate.

“Internationally they are wanted and Lyon (Interpol headquarters) has made a formal request for their finger prints,” the director Interpol and International relations Asan Kasingye said.

Kasingye said they were working with other the security agencies in the region to gather the necessary data on the wanted terrorists.

Another suspected terrorists security agencies are seeking for is Abubarker Nur Hussein, a top commander of the Somalia based militants who travelled through Entebbe International Airport undetected by airport security. Kasingye said even though Abubarker Nur Hussein’s passport was seized by AMISOM forces in Somalia, getting his finger prints has proven an odious task.

The passport was recovered early this year from Al-Shabaab hideouts in Al fitri, 12kms, north of Mogadishu by the UPDF and indicates that Abubarker Nur Hussein, a Somali national, aged 61 entered Uganda in July last year. However, there is no evidence in the form of a Uganda visa to show that he exited the country.

Kasingye said that although Nur Hussein claims to have been born in 1951 he looks younger than 61 on his passport picture.

Uganda, Kasingye said, has not requested Interpol to issue red notices for the terror suspects, because they are not Ugandan nationals.

“If the suspect is not a Ugandan but has been committing cross border crimes, it is the country from which the suspect hails to write to Interpol requesting for the notice to be issued,” he said.

A red notice is issued for arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition.

Kasingye said they have also acquired more equipment to reinforced their unit to send out pictures of the suspects to all 12 members states in the Eastern Africa arrangement so as to shrink the space for the suspects, with the view of having them arrested.

Meanwhile, Police have taken over the security of high rise buildings in the city in the wake of renewed threats from the Somali outfit-the Al-Shabaab. Police took over the security of many of the buildings in the city centre on Monday.

“We have reinforced security on high rise buildings and vital installations in the city,” Deputy Kampala police spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi said yesterday. “Where security was not reliable we reinforced and where it was no there at all we took over,” he added.

The deployments, he said, will remain in place until such time when the management of the buildings improve the security of the structures.”

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INTERPOL commends international police cooperation resulting in swift arrest of suspected Canadian killer

June 5, 2012

INTERPOL on June 4, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France ‒ The arrest in Germany of Luka Rocco Magnotta, a Canadian national suspected of murder and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons, highlights the essential role of international police cooperation and sharing intelligence in fugitive investigations, a senior INTERPOL official has said.

At the request of Canadian authorities, on 31 May INTERPOL issued a Red Notice for 29-year-old Magnotta, wanted for arrest in the killing of a man and posting his body parts to various locations around Canada. German authorities confirmed that Magnotta was taken into custody by police in Berlin today, Monday 4 June.

INTERPOL’S 24/7 Command and Coordination Centre circulated the Red Notice in all four of its official languages, Arabic, English, French and Spanish, to each of its 190 member countries after it was believed Magnotta, who is also known as Eric Clinton Newman or Vladimir Romanov, had fled Canada for France.

Thereafter, INTERPOL Canada and the relevant INTERPOL National Central Bureaus began sharing intelligence on Magnotta’s whereabouts. In light of the dangerous nature of the suspected murderer, all information on the case was treated as a priority by INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigation Support unit and its Command and Coordination Centre at its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

Throughout the case, INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters remained in constant touch with the relevant National Central Bureaus worldwide and specialist fugitive investigation units to ensure a seamless flow of intelligence in following up potential leads provided by both law enforcement and the public.

“Magnotta’s arrest demonstrates the benefits of INTERPOL’s worldwide network of National Central Bureaus sharing information on dangerous fugitives believed to have fled abroad. Police know that the best way to catch fugitives anywhere in the world is to use INTERPOL’s tools and services,” said the Head of INTERPOL’s Fugitives unit, Stefano Carvelli.

“INTERPOL congratulates all of the authorities and its National Central Bureaus in Canada, France, Germany and elsewhere for their collaborative efforts which led to the rapid arrest of this wanted individual,” added Mr Carvelli.

INTERPOL Red Notices serve to communicate to police worldwide that a person is wanted by a member country and request that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest pending extradition.”

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NTC Top Official Slams Niger President for Decision to Harbour Saadi

November 16, 2011

The Tripoli Post on November 15, 2011 released the following:

“A top Libyan official was highly critical of the decision by Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, to offer of asylum, “on humanitarian grounds,” to the former Libyan dictator’s third eldest son Saadi, calling the decision a “challenge and provocation.”

In a meeting with the media on Monday, Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, deputy chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, blasted President Issoufous’ stance in declaring that Saadi should be allowed to stay in Niger, the West African nation bordering Libya, and be treated just like other “Libyan refugees.”

Describing Niger’s position as “hostile,” he added: “It is unacceptable that Niger would turn into a country that harbours criminals wanted by international justice,” Ghoga said. “We call on Niger to reconsider its unjustified position. Such statements do not help build relations based on mutual respect.”

Ghoga referred to Saadi as a “wanted criminal in Libya.” An arrest warrant by Interpol – known as a “red notice” – has issued requesting Saadi’s provisional arrest ahead of his extradition or surrender to an international court.

Saad Al Qathafi is accused of “misappropriating properties through force and armed intimidation when he headed the Libyan Football Federation,” charges that his lawyer says his client has “strenuously” denies.

Through his lawyer, Saadi has even asked the Interpol secretary general to revoke the warrant, claiming that it is politically motivated and was sought by a new Libyan leadership that lacks legitimacy.

Issoufou angered the Libyan authorities las week when he said that Niger’s position is not new. He said: “The attitude of the Niger government regarding this has already been noted: We have already welcomed Libyan refugees for humanitarian reasons” – of which Saadi is one such refugee.”

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Interpol lists Griffiths, asks police to prepare extradition

October 21, 2011

Cebu Daily News on October 20, 2011 released the following:

“By Ador Vincent Mayol
Cebu Daily News

Ian Charles Griffiths, the British national who is one of two suspects in the kidnap-murder of 6-year-old Ellah Joy Pique, is now in the Interpol Red Notice list.

The Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) directed the Cebu Provincial Police Office director to process the papers for Griffiths’ extradition to the Philippines.

“Prepare his extradition papers and request for provisional arrest to be sent to United Kingdom through the Department of Justice (DOJ),” said Director Felizardo Serapio, executive director of PCTC.

Griffiths and his Cebuana partner Bella Ruby Santos are facing kidnapping with homicide charges in relation to Ellah Joy’s death.

However, Cebu Provincial Prosecutor Pepita Jane Petralba, said the DOJ has yet to finish processing the government-to-government request to send Griffiths to Cebu.

Petralba along with lawyers of the Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7, and public prosecutors convened to discuss the case.

Santos, who was arrested in Manila on Oct. 7, is now detained at the Naga City police detention cell.

Ellah Joy’s counsel, however, suffered a setback after Naga City Prosecutor Napoleon Alburo dismissed the complaint for child pornography against Santos.

In dismissing the complaint, Alburo said the pornographic items were not included in the items mentioned in the search warrant of the police.

Alburo said there are no allegations or evidences presented to prove that Santos distributed such pornographic materials.

Defense lawyer Rameses Villagonzalo said the recent ruling “is just the start of a series of victories that we are aiming for.”

Santos’ lawyers intend to file a petition for bail on Monday. /With Correspondent PATRICIA ANDREA PATEÑA”

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