Poland urges Interpol to introduce additional verification of warrants from Belarus and Russia

In November, the Secretary-General of Interpol will arrive in Poland to discuss the prevention of the use of the so-called Interpol “red cards” by Belarus and Russia to prosecute political opponents of the authorities, reports the Polish portal TVN24.

The reason for the discussion was the detention of 27-year-old Belarusian Makar Malakhouski in the evening on September 12 near Piaseczno. He was arrested at the request, which the Belarusian police had submitted to Interpol. The young man was internationally wanted on a so-called “red card.”

The Police Headquarters and the Polish Ministry of the Interior understand that Belarus and Russia abuse international lists of persons in search – red cards, TVN24 claims, citing its sources in the said agencies.

“We’ve been trying for months to influence Interpol headquarters to treat the red cards from Belarus and Russia with great caution, to connect verification. Obviously, these two countries abuse the system,” the Polish portal reports the words of the police spokesman.

The issue was also pointed out by Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski, who tweeted that Malakhouski’s detention resulted from another attempt to use the Interpol red cards politically.

In July, Mariusz Kaminski had already appealed to Interpol about the need for changes in the system for handling international warrants.

“I would like to draw attention to the need to verify the data provided by some countries, especially the Russian Federation, which uses Interpol to persecute and extradite political opponents,” Kaminski wrote in a letter to Interpol’s head Kim Jong Yang.

In November, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock will fly to Poland. And at the end of that month, the head of the Polish police Jaroslaw Szymczyk will speak at a general meeting of Interpol in Istanbul.

Makar Malakhouski was detained in an apartment in Piaseczno. The Belarusian, who was repressed in his homeland, has been living in Poland on a humanitarian visa since November 2020.

Malakhouski was detained after receiving a letter from the Belarusian prosecutor’s office. Closer to the evening of September 13, it emerged that Makar Malakhouski had been released from the Polish prosecutor’s office. Now he is free.

(c) Belsat

4 comments

  • “In November, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock will fly to Poland. And at the end of that month, the head of the Polish police Jaroslaw Szymczyk will speak at a general meeting of Interpol in Istanbul.”

    Yet another example of a useless organisation that caters for shithole countries, and dictators. Holding a meeting in the country with the worst record for red notice abuses is bordering on the criminal itself. This is from another article.

    “Countries with corrupt or autocratic governments are most notorious for abusing Interpol’s system of notices. Turkey is believed to be the country to have most abused the Red Notice system. Russia is second, followed by China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Belarus, Venezuela, Sri Lanka and Indonesia have also been investigated by Fair Trials International for misuse of Interpol.”

    Instead of looking for convoluted solutions to stop this abuse by shithole countries, do the simple thing and remove them from the organisation altogether.

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    • Autocratic and communist governments are incompatible with fairness so like you said, they will only abuse these systems and have no reason to enjoy the privileges. When a journalist becomes a terrorist you have abused basic human rights.

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      • Or when a bible reader becomes an extremist, you have more than abused them, you are giving the finger to every human rights organisation in the world, knowing nothing will come back at you.

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  • Interpol has joined the club of organizations that have become useless in their original functions. This includes not only Interpol but also PACE, UN, WHO, OSCE, IMF, WTO, NATO, ICJ, EU et al. They have become not only meaningless but downright counterproductive … unless you look at it from the perspective of trash countries. Trash countries have learned to use and abuse these organizations for every possible reason. These organizations, in effect, are allowing themselves to be fucked in the ass for the right price.

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