Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

18th January, 2019 10:15:47 printer

Paris: The wife of Meng Hongwei, the Interpol president held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children, reports BBC.

Grace Meng and the seven-year-olds live in Lyon, the international police agency’s headquarters. Meng Hongwei disappeared during a visit to China.

In October the Chinese authorities said Mr Meng was being investigated over suspected bribe-taking.

His wife and children are under police protection, having received threats.

Quoted by France Inter radio on Friday, she said, “I fear they will kidnap me.”


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