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Swedes demand removal from Interpol list

Swedes demand removal from Interpol list

A group of Swedish citizens accused by Iran of engaging in terrorism and organized crime are demanding their names be removed from Interpol's wanted list.
The 10 Kurds immigrated to Sweden 20 years ago and are critics of Iran's regime. Their names were put on the list at Tehran's request.
One of the accused, Rasoul Banavand, said Wednesday they were shocked to discover their names and photographs on Interpol's Web site.
The group's spokeswoman Arezo Julie Jacobsson says it is considering legal action against Interpol for violating international asylum policies.
Interpol couldn't immediately comment and declined to say whether there had been similar issues involving Iran before. They said challenges to listings are "the exception rather than the rule."
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Updated : 2021-01-20 14:38 GMT+08:00