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Interpol Issued Explicit 'Disregard' Order Regarding Diplomat Wanted by Russia

It has come to light that Interpol, the global police organization, issued a decision in June ordering its members not to cooperate with Russia's requests to question Eerik-Niiles Kross.

Postimees, in reporting on the decision today, characterized it as a victory for Kross, a diplomat who had been involved in Georgia among other projects, and who said he was being framed in a possibly staged hijacking of a Russian ship, the Arctic Sea, out of political revenge.

Interpol issued the decision on June 21 this year after more than a year of deliberation. Russia originally declared Kross wanted in January 2012 and many outlets reported at the time that Kross, who was sailing across the Indian Ocean as part of a bank-sponsored crew, was already on Interpol's list.

In the recent decision, Interpol said that cooperation with Russia on this question would be a "violation of the organization's constitution and rules."

Tartu University international law professor Lauri Mälksoo called it a "personal victory" for Kross.

"Yet it is also a worrisome case as it indicates negative tendencies in Russia's international relations."

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