Interpol has a website that has a lot of easy to understand information: http://www.interpol.int/
And here's the section on the "red notice": http://www.interpol.int/Public/Wante...InvestServ.asp
Of course it would be too much to expect journalists to look this up before sensationalising things.
Edit: here's another page that states it so explicitly and clearly that even SPH editors could be expected to grasp it: http://www.interpol.int/Public/Wanted/Default.asp
An Interpol Red Notice is NOT an international arrest warrant. [emphasis mine]
The persons concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions (or the International Criminal Tribunals, where appropriate) and Interpol's role is to assist the national police forces in identifying or locating those persons with a view to their arrest and extradition.
These red notices allow the warrant to be circulated worldwide with the request that the wanted person be arrested with a view to extradition.
Last edited by LittleWolf; 3rd March 2008 at 04:29 PM.
7 anti rioting red trucks and 2 big police trucks seen sirening and speeding down Farrer.
Anyone saw ? Could be leading to Whitney road
Thought Mas SELAMAT has entered Malaysia...
The Malaysians have put up signs all over the country SELAMAT DATANG.
It didn't say that ICPO has officers who will arrest him, but that police from member countries can help to arrest him.