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25 June 2010

Kazakhstan requests INTERPOL global alert for 13 dangerous escaped prisoners

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an international alert, or Orange Notice at the request of Kazakhstan following the escape of 13 dangerous prisoners from a jail in the Mangystau region.

All 13 men, who broke out of the prison on Tuesday 22 June, have convictions for a series of serious offences, including murder, and are considered extremely violent and should not be approached.

Following a request from INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Astana, INTERPOL’s Command and Co-ordination Centre (CCC) at its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, has issued an Orange Notice to all 188 member countries, alerting them to the escape and to provide vital policing information to assist in the identification, location and arrest of the fugitives.

The NCBs have also been requested to circulated the Orange Notice to all relevant national and migration authorities. An INTERPOL Orange Notice can be issued by its General Secretariat for any act or event which poses a risk to public safety and security around the world.