News ID: 262078
Published: 0331 GMT November 25, 2019

Interpol seeks eight fugitives on day to end violence against women

Interpol seeks eight fugitives on day to end violence against women
A man passes Interpol signages at Interpol World in Singapore on July 2, 2019.

International police agency Interpol issued a public appeal on Monday to track down eight men wanted around the world from Russia to Brazil for murder and other crimes against women.

French-based Interpol made the appeal to coincide with the United Nations-designated “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,” according to Reuters.

The eight include two wanted by Russia and one each from Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Brazil, Cyprus, and the US.

Six of the cases involved murders, while sexual violence, grievous bodily injury resulting in death, abduction and rape were also among the charges.

Interpol said in a statement that one in two women killed worldwide was murdered by a partner or family member, while one in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime.

“The appeal ... is a stark reminder of how women and girls universally experience violence and abuse across the world,” it said, adding that the suspects were all subject to Interpol red notices, which ask authorities worldwide to detain subjects.



Resource: Reuters
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