The former Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, has been known, according to a court in China, the corruption is guilty. As the First intermediate people’s court announced in the Eastern Chinese city of Tianjin on Thursday, confessed to Meng Hongwei, that he had accepted bribes and other items of value in the value of 14,48 million Yuan (1.86 million Euro). The court stated, to proclaim judgment and sentence at a later date. The former Chinese Vice-Minister of public security Meng had shown in court, “repentance”, it said.

Ex-Interpol-chief for the time being,

Meng Hongwei disappeared was disappeared 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.

strategy to get rid of enemies?

The allegations against Meng came 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”.

deb / AFP