The wife of former Interpol President filed a legal complaint at Arbitration Court in Hague


Grace Meng said Interpol “breached its obligations owed to my family” and “is complicit in the internationally wrongful acts of its member country, China.” Meng Hongwei was arrested in September amid a campaign against corruption and political disloyalty led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Last month a Chinese court said Meng confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes, but his wife calls the case “fake” and politically driven. Meng was elected Interpol president in 2016 but retained responsibilities as Chinese vice minister of public security.

Former Interpol President

After the arrest, Grace Meng and her family stayed in France, where Interpol is based. She received threats, and was put under French police protection. Interpol denies the agency “had any involvement with China’s actions” against Meng. The agency said in a statement Sunday that it “forcefully disputes” any wrongdoing. There are suspicions Meng fell out of political favor with Xi, who has come down hard on corruption and perceived disloyalty.


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