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Wife of Ex-Interpol Boss Describes Threats

The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband's fate. In her first one-on-one interview since Meng Hongwei went missing, Grace Meng denied bribery allegations against her high-profile husband, and told The Associated Press that speaking out about his disappearance was placing her  "in great danger."   Meng Hongwei — who is also China's vice minister of public security — disappeared while on a trip home to China late last month. A long-time Communist Party insider with decades of experience in China's sprawling security apparatus, the 64-year-old is the latest high-ranking official to fall victim to a sweeping purge against allegedly corrupt or disloyal officials under President Xi Jinping's authoritarian administration.   Speaking to the AP late Monday at a hotel in Lyon, France, where Interpol is based, Grace Meng said her last contact with her husband was by text message, on Sept. 25, when he wrote "wait for my call" and sent her an emoji image of a knife after traveling back to China.   After a week with no subsequent news, and on an evening when she was at home in Lyon having put their two young boys to bed, she then got a threatening call on her mobile phone from a man speaking in Chinese.   "He said, 'You listen but you don't speak,'" she said. He continued: "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you."   She said the man also said, "We know where you are," and that when she tried to ask a question, he repeated: "You don't speak, you just listen to me."   As a result, Mrs. Meng is now... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Wife of Ex-Interpol Boss Describes Threats, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Wife of Ex-Interpol Boss Describes Threats

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Tuesday, 9 October, 2018

 

 

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