Interpol issues `red notice` for fugitive Iraq VP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 15:35
  
Baghdad: Interpol has issued a so-called "red notice" for Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice President who is currently in Turkey.

The Lyon, France-based organisation says today's move came at the request of the government in Baghdad.

Iraq has charged Tariq al-Hashemi with terrorism and has accused him of running death squads that targeted government officials, security forces and Shi’ite pilgrims.

He is one of the nation's highest-ranking Sunni politicians and is being tried in absentia in Baghdad.

Al-Hashemi has vowed to not return to face what he calls politically motivated charges.

A red notice seeks the arrest or provisional arrest of a wanted person with a view to eventual extradition. The subjects of red notices are considered to be on Interpol's most-wanted list.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 15:35


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