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INTERPOL - Videos

September 30, 2015 - INTERPOL, red notice

INTERPOL, the world’s largest international policing organisation, plays a vital role in fighting crime, connecting police forces across the globe to facilitate the arrest and extradition of people wanted for serious crimes. However, we believe that its systems -particularly its international ‘wanted person’ alerts (“Red Notices”)- are being abused by countries around the world in order to persecute refugees, journalists and peaceful political demonstrators, at huge personal cost to these individuals. Fair Trials is campaigning for simple changes to help make INTERPOL a more effective crime-fighting tool. We believe that INTERPOL can and must do better at filtering out abuses of its systems before information is sent out to police forces across the globe.
Below is a collection of videos we have produced where you can find out more about our campaign, and hear from some of the victims of abusive notices.

INTERPOL Campaign Video
Our campaign video explains more about the challenges surrounding INTERPOL's Red Notice's, with interviews with just a few of the individuals trapped by the abuse of these Notices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XptYU-TyFh8
Benny Wenda's struggle for freedom
Benny is a West Papuan tribal leader who was granted asylum in Europe after he was tortured by the Indonesian government. Despite being a refugee, he found himself listed on INTERPOL's most wanted.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RklJTGWV9dc[/embed]
Nadejda Atayeva's ongoing struggle
Nadejda is the President of the  Association of Human Rights in Central Asia. She fled Uzbekistan following her father's public disagreement with President Islam Karimov. She was granted refugee status in France, but with her colleagues and family tortured into giving evidence against her, she soon found herself subjected to a Red Notice.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZozzpwEuanI[/embed]
Rachel Baines' INTERPOL nightmare
Rachel (not her real name) was working as a cabin crew member, when suddenly a bounced cheque led to her world being turned upside down by INTERPOL's Red Notice system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUX_eZo4v6U
Petr Silaev's ordeal
Petr attended a protest against the destruction of a Forest in Russia. Soon, armed guards would arrest him at the hostel he was visiting whilst on holiday in Spain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av7UalX4Jb8
 Azer Samadov's long wait for freedom
Azer is an Azerbaijani opposition figure, and recognised refugee, who found himself subject to an abusive INTERPOL Red Notice, and thus trapped from free movement and excluded from living a normal life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMMdhDpdbQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQywg1w3RDQ

If you are a journalist interested in this story, please telephone Fair Trials’ press department on +44 (0) 20 7822 2370 or +32 (0) 2 360 04 71.

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