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24 mai 2013 - Media release

INTERPOL statement following decision by independent Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files

LYON, France - The INTERPOL General Secretariat has deleted all information in relation to William Browder following a recommendation by the independent Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF).

At its session today, Friday 24 May, the CCF studied a complaint brought before it by Mr Browder and concluded that the case was of a predominantly political nature and recommended that all information be deleted from  INTERPOL’s databases.

Immediately upon receipt of the CCF’s decision, the INTERPOL General Secretariat followed their recommendation.

In addition, the General Secretariat has informed all member countries which had received the diffusion in relation to Mr Browder of the CCF’s findings and recommendation.

INTERPOL has no further comment to make on this individual case.