INTERPOL will not comply with the demands of El Salvador when they are political arrests

INTERPOL will not comply with the demands of El Salvador when they are political arrests

Five former FMLN officials, including Salvador Sanchez Ceren, have been removed from the international arrest list.

Interpol canceled the Red Notices (international arrest warrants) against the former Salvadoran president, Salvador Sanchez Serene And four other former FMLN officials: José Guillermo Bellarmino López Suárez, Manuel Orlando Quinteros, better known as Gerson Martinez, Lina Dolores Paul Alfaro, and Jose Manuel Melgar Henriquez, all of whom have been tried for the crimes of illicit enrichment, money and asset laundering, in the Court of Inquiry. The third is in San Salvador.

This is due to the fact that, according to Article 3 of its statute, INTERPOL is prohibited from carrying out arrest warrants that it considers to be politically intent or suggestive. In this case, referring to the former Salvadoran officials.

According to court documents, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in El Salvador, on September 23, received a letter from the Specialized Group on Notices and Dissemination of the INTERPOL General Secretariat, in which they explained that in accordance with Article 3 of the INTERPOL Law, the General Secretariat concluded that requests for Red Broadcast Notices addressed The five Salvadorans will be removed from their databases.

Article 3 of the INTERPOL Laws states: “The organization is strictly prohibited from any activity or interference in matters or matters of a political, military, religious or ethnic nature.”

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This notification was received by the Third Inquiry Court on the same day 23, by official letter PNC/1.14.22/b1-483/2021.

“IV) In connection with what was mentioned by the head of the Central Bureau of Interpol in El Salvador, it appears in the file in fs 14589, official letter No. 1389, signed by the second magistrate of this city, in which he ordered the red publication, based on the statutes of the International Criminal Police Organization ( Interpol) and its general regulations, therefore, the aforementioned report and the reasons for deleting the red notice regarding the absent suspects in this case from the INTERPOL database … should be noted, as stated in a judicial document containing the decision to delete the names of the five former officials.

Before the news first released by Diario El Mundo, the President of the Republic, Neb Bukele, responded by writing on his Twitter account: It is clear on which side is a large part of the “international community”. If we protect the corrupt and negotiate with them, their hands will fall from applause.

The five former officials whose names have been removed from the international wanted list are Juan Ramón Carlos Enrique Caceres Chavez, Calixto Mejia Hernandez, Elvia Violetta Menjivar, Hugo Alexandre Flores Hidalgo and Irlinda Hindal Vega, who are being treated provisionally in various prisons accused of illicit enrichment and money laundering. and assets.

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They were all arrested on July 22, in what the tax authorities and police dubbed the “Embereavement.”

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