NGOs Call on Interpol to Reform "Red Notice" System following Extradition of Ahmed Jaafar to Bahrain
A number of human rights pressure groups, including Fair Trials, Human Rights Watch and BIRD, have called on international policing agency Interpol to reform the way it handles ‘Red Notice' requests, following the recent extradition of Bahraini dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohammed Ali from Serbia to Bahrain.
The Guardian: Illegal Extradition of Bahraini Dissident from Serbia Calls Interpol's Role into Question
The Guardian newspaper said that "Ahmed Jaafar's case shows how anti-democratic regimes are increasingly able to target exiled dissidents, exporting their domestic crackdown on dissent. His extradition also provoked questions about the role of Interpol."
Ahmed Jaafar's Deportation Raises Questions about Role of Interpol: The Independent
The Independent international affairs correspondent, Borzou Daragahi, said that the deportation of Ahmed Jaafar from Serbia to Bahrain raises questions about the role of Interpol.
Ahmed Jaafar Extradition Represents First Case of Its Kind since Election of Emirati General Al-Raisi to Interpol Presidency: The Guardian
The British "The Guardian" newspaper said that the Serbian authorities have extradited a Bahraini dissident, Ahmed Jaafar, in cooperation with Interpol despite an injunction by the European court of human rights, in the first test for the international policing organization.
GIDHR: INTERPOL Has Become Dangerous… Activists Handed over to Regime Tortured
The GIDHR issued a study entitled "Pursuit Beyond the Borders...We will Get You Wherever You Are" . The study sheds light on one of the methods the Bahraini authority uses to target opponents abroad. It also documents the danger that threatens individuals even after seeking asylee status that secures them protection.
15 NGOs Address Interpol Secretary-General: Election of Emirati Accused of Torture to INTERPOL Presidency Raises Concern
15 international human rights organizations sent a letter to the INTERPOL Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, to express concern over the election of Mr. Ahmed Al-Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the presidency of INTERPOL during the 89th General Assembly.
Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi Sues Federal Government over Wrongful Detention in Thailand
Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi is suing the federal government for negligence and breaching its duty of care after he was wrongfully detained in Thailand, the Australian SBS website reported.
Appeals Court Upholds 3-Year Jail Term against 2 Defendants in Political Case
The First High Criminal Appeals Court upheld a 3-year jail verdict against 2 out of 5 suspects over trafficking the first appellant, who is wanted since 4 years in a political case, through land outside the country using his brother's identity card.
3-Year Jail Term Handed down to 4 Suspects Accused of Smuggling Wanted Person in Political Case via Land
The First High Criminal Court handed down a 3-year jail to 4 suspects accused of smuggling a wanted person in political case since 2015 to outside Bahrain, using his brother's (second suspect) identity card without his knowledge. The court acquitted the second suspect of the charges brought against him.
Delegation from Interpol Holds Seminar for Bahraini Officers
The Interpol held an awareness seminar for liaison officers at the Ministry of Interior.
Sheikh Salman May Become AFC President after Withdrawal of UAE Rival
A sports website reported that the official from the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Khalfan Al-Romaithi, was on the verge of pulling out on Sunday (March 17) after he withdrew funding for his bid following the decision by the 12 members of the ASEAN Football Federation, including Australia, to publicly back Sheikh Salman.
Interpol Issued Red Notices for 20 People over Khashoggi Killing: Turkey
Turkey said on Thursday that Interpol had issued red notices - asking police worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition - for 20 people regarding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Miscommunication in Australian Interior Ministry Caused Al-Araibi’s Arrest
The Australian New Daily newspaper confirmed that the arrest in Thailand of refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was the direct result of a "miscommunication" between two agencies in Peter Dutton's portfolio.
Bahrain Public Security Chief Meets Interpol Secretary-General
Bahrain’s Chief of Public Security held a security meeting with the INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock, in the framework of the efforts made to bolster “bilateral cooperation.
Airport Police Arrest Number of Suspects Involved in Attempt to Traffic Person Wanted by Interpol
Bahrain International Airport Police General Director announced yesterday the arrest of a number of individuals suspected to attempt to traffic an Asian who’s under a travel ban and is wanted by the Interpol.
Interpol Rejects Kuwaiti request to Arrest Former Kuwaiti MP Abdulhamid Dashti
The International Criminal Police Organization; the INTERPOL, said that the reports presented by the Kuwaiti judiciary against former Member of Parliament Abdul Hamid Dashti don’t comply with Interpol rules.
German Ambassador Confirms Arrest of Bahraini Citizen based on Warrant from Interpol, Says He is Still Under investigations
German Ambassador to Bahrain Alfred Simms-Protz said that the arrest of a Bahraini citizen in Berlin last Friday at the hands of German police came as a response to a warrant issued by the Interpol based on Bahraini request.