> On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:49:37 -0800, dumpster4 wrote:
>> Interpol faces legal threat for helping oppressive regimes hunt
> Why is anyone surprised at the evil tricks of an organisation that
> once had Reinhard Heydrich as its president and whose offices were all
> in Berlin from 1938 to 1945 and which always refused to get involved
> in chasing Nazi war criminals?
I hadn't been aware of this! Nebe and Kaltenbrunner also shared the
Thus says Wiki:
"In order to maintain as politically neutral a role as possible,
Interpol's constitution forbids it to undertake any interventions or
activities of a political, military, religious, or racial nature. Its
work focuses primarily on public safety, terrorism, organized crime,
crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes,
piracy, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling,
human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar
crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption."
By this reading, it ought not to cooperate with certain governments!
"Until the 1980s Interpol did not intervene in the prosecution of Nazi
war criminals in accordance with Article 3 of its Constitution
forbidding intervention in 'political' matters. However, it has
issued arrest warrants for former country leaders like Zine El Abidine
Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak despite Article 3, on the grounds that they
were accused of corruption (particularly embezzlement)."
Can't tolerate embezzlement, but a little thing like crimes against