It was in the autumn as the previous Interpolchefen disappeared during a visit in his home country of China. Two weeks later, declared the country to Meng Hongwei arrested in China accused of corruption, but he was befiner itself is still unknown.
Interpolchefens wife Grace Meng has now applied for asylum for herself and the couple's twins in France, reports the BBC. Grace Meng is a resident of the French city of Lyon, where the Interpol headquarters is located.
Meng Hongwei disappeared, his wife and their two children lived in polisbeskydd, it is because the family must have received several threats. In an interview with radio station France Inter on Friday said Grace Meng that she is worried that she will be kidnapped.
" I have received strange phone calls. My car has been vandalised. Two chinese people, a man and a woman, has persecuted me to the hotel, " she says.Grace Meng does not want to show his face during an interview with news agency AP. Photo: John Leicester/AP
from Paris to Beijing disappeared Meng Hongwei and his wife reported him missing to the police in Lyon. Grace Meng had not had contact with her husband for several days and in addition received a message containing only an emoij in the shape of a knife, which she interpreted to mean that he was in danger.
Meng Hongwei was elected Interpol president in november 2016, and the idea was that he would sit on the post until the year 2020. In connection with it became known to Meng Hongwei detained in China received the Interpol a letter of resignation from him.
for taking bribes and he is being investigated for other, so far unspecified crimes.
”(Meng) insisted to take the wrong path, and has only itself to blame“, has the country's highest police chief Zhao Keizhi said in an official statement.
At the end of november were chosen phrase Kim Jong-Yang to Meng Hongweis successor as head of Interpol. The choice came as a surprise when many believed that the Russian Aleksandr Prokoptjuk would take over the job of president.
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