The Daily Wire: In the midst of the focus from media on Jamal Khashoggi, there’s a similar situation with another disappearance. Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei was reported missing by his wife after she received a strange text with a “knife emoji” and a message saying “Wait for my call.” French police opened an investigation and communicated with the Chinese government for information. One day later a letter of resignation allegedly from Hongwei, was sent to Interpol in France.
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“I think it is political persecution. I’m not sure he is alive,” Grace said. “[The Chinese Communist party] are cruel. They are dirty.”
The Guardian reports that Meng may be held under the new Chinese form of custody, “liuzhi,” which means “retention in custody.” The former custody system, “shuanggui,” used torture. The custody is overseen by the National Supervisory Commission, an agency created this year and charged with investigating government corruption.
“Under liuzhi detainees can still be denied access to legal counsel or families for as long as six months, and human rights advocates do not believe it will be much better,” the Guardian wrote.