INTERPOL issues Red Notice for Iraq Vice-President

Interpol have published a Red Notice for the arrest and capture of Iraq’s Vice-President, Tariq Al-Hashemi.

The notice was released for his capture on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks in the country.

“The INTERPOL Red Notice against Tariq Al-Hashemi will significantly restrict his ability to travel and cross international borders. It is a powerful tool that will help authorities around the world locate and arrest him,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

“This case also clearly demonstrates the commitment of Iraqi authorities to work with the world police community via INTERPOL to apprehend individuals facing serious charges,” added the Head of INTERPOL.

The notice followed the issue of a national arrest warrant by Iraq’s Judicial Investigative Authority as part of an investigation in which security forces seized bombing materials and arrested individuals. A Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant, but it is being served in the 190 member countries of INTERPOL

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