Ex-Interpol chief’s wife gets asylum in France

Ex-Interpol chief’s wife gets asylum in France
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  • calendar-gray 13 May 2019

The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol president jailed in China for what she believes are political reasons, said on Monday that France has saved her life and the lives of their two young boys by granting her asylum request, ONAreports citing Associated Press.

The French government office that rules on asylum requests rendered its decision last week, granting her refugee status, Grace Meng’s legal team said. The asylum office didn’t respond to Associated Press contacts by phone and email, and the French Interior Ministry said it doesn’t comment on individual cases.

Grace Meng told that the guarantee of being able to stay in France, where Meng Hongwei was stationed with Interpol, offers her family greater security while she pursues her struggle to get information from China about her husband’s whereabouts and even whether he is still alive.


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