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Ex-Interpol chief confesses in China corruption is guilty

The former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has to be known at the beginning of his process in China, the corruption is guilty. Meng admitted during the hearing to h

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Ex-Interpol chief confesses in China corruption is guilty

The former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has to be known at the beginning of his process in China, the corruption is guilty. Meng admitted during the hearing to have 2.1 million dollars (about 2.09 million Swiss francs) in bribes, said the competent court in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin on Thursday in the Chinese short message service Weibo.

The former Chinese Vice-Minister of public security Meng had shown in court, "repentance", it said. The judgment against him will be proclaimed at a later time, wrote the court.

Meng Hongwei was gone in September of 2018, during a visit to China. He previously lived in Lyon, at the headquarters of the international police authority in France. Later, the Chinese authorities stated that he had been accused of corruption and of his Post at the head of Interpol has resigned.

Also from the Communist party, he was excluded. The allegations relate to Meng's time as head of the marine police and as a Deputy Minister of public security in China.

A "classic crime"

came The allegations against Meng in the midst of an Anti-corruption campaign of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the ranks of high-ranking Chinese party cadres. Critics see in the campaign, a strategy XI's political enemies to get rid of.

In may, France granted Meng's wife Grace and their two children political asylum. China had accused France, then "abuse" in France the asylum procedure. A spokesman for the Chinese foreign Ministry had declared the prosecution against Meng Hongwei is a "classic criminal case," and not a "so-called political persecution". (fal/afp)

Created: 20.06.2019, 08:25 PM

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