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Controversial government official given key post at Interpol

Chinese government official Hu Binchen has been elected to a key overseer role at the international police organization Interpol, despite opposition from human rights groups in several countries. Hu won one of two seats representing Asia on Interpol’s powerful executive committee. Hu’s election had drawn the attention of human rights organizations. The groups had campaigned against the candidacy because of alleged human rights abuses. Hu is the Deputy Director-General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Public Security and is thus presumably responsible for the abduction of dissidents abroad.

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