Alexander Prokopchuk

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Russian Alexander Prokopchuk is the frontrunner to turn out to be the subsequent Interpol chief

A Russian official is anticipated to turn out to be the brand new head of Interpol, regardless of considerations that Moscow has used the company to focus on its opponents.

Alexander Prokopchuk, a veteran of the nation’s inside ministry, is favorite to be elected on Wednesday.

It follows the disappearance of Interpol’s former president Meng Hongwei, who’s being investigated by China’s anti-corruption authorities.

The election of Mr Prokopchuk can be seen as a serious success for Russia.

However there’s rising criticism of his candidacy from human rights teams and officers from different nations who worry his election might result in an escalation in Russia’s makes an attempt to pursue its critics.

One group of US senators mentioned electing him can be “akin to placing a fox in command of the henhouse”, whereas a distinguished Kremlin critic mentioned it will be like “placing the mafia in cost”.

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