Lebanon: Interpol rejects Syria’s arrest warrants


The Interpol rejected the Syrian arrest warrants against former Prime Minister Saad Hariri,Future MP Oqab Saqr and Free Syrian Army media coordinator Louay al-Meqdad in line with its constitution and rules, according to a report by al-Mustaqbal newspaper .

Interpol reportedly sent a memo to its offices in the Arab countries in which the organization said it has decided not to keep the arrest warrants in its database and will not cooperate with them based on its regulations as “it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activities of political, military, religious or racial character.”

Interpol pointed out that the request doesn’t comply with its regulations based on “the nature of the charges, the status of the wanted individuals and the current situation in Syria.”

Lebanon’s General Prosecutor Judge Hatem Madi also received a copy of Interpol’s memo according to al Mustaqbal.