After following the trend and declaring that the extradition treaty with Hong Kong was suspended, France found that the country’s most wanted person was hiding in Hong Kong.
According to a report by Hong Kong’s “East Network” on December 21, French police recently revealed that they believe that one of the country’s most wanted criminals is currently hiding in Hong Kong, hoping to arrest him as soon as possible.
However, the report pointed out that France has suspended the process of ratifying the extradition treaty with Hong Kong, so there will be some uncertainty in dealing with the wanted criminal.
Sky News quoted French police as saying that Karim Ouali, 44, the most wanted man in France, is currently hiding in Hong Kong and that he is “99% sure” that he will commit other serious crimes, calling for public attention.
Jacques Croly, head of the French fugitive arrest and search team, pointed out that Vally was suspected of absconding to Switzerland and protecting his colleague Jean Meyer with an axe at the control tower of the European airport in Basel-Mullus-Freiburg, France in 2011.
The surname on the photo was changed from “O” to “Q”, and then fled to Macao and then to Hong Kong. In 2014, the Hong Kong SAR government arrested and imprisoned him for a period of time after discovering his passport and illegal entry.
Crowley pointed out that Valley’s whereabouts have been unknown since 2016, but France received reports in 2018 that he was still in Hong Kong. Because he had handed over his passport to the Hong Kong side, he now has no travel document, and so far there is no news that he has left Hong Kong.
Crowley stressed that the French side had cooperated closely with the Hong Kong side, but Walli was still at large, so he decided to make a public appeal. Crowley said that Wally suffered from depression, paranoia and schizophrenia, describing “anyone who meets him is dangerous”, and it is necessary to make the people of Hong Kong fully aware of the dangers of Wally.
Hong Kong’s “Eastern Network” reported that France and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region signed the extradition treaty on May 4, 2017, which has not yet entered into force. In early August this year, France followed Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Germany to announce that it would suspend the ratification of the extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs also paradoxed the country of Hong Kong in a statement. Anfa, claiming that it “directly affects our (France) citizens and our enterprises.” The report pointed out that due to this incident, it is not known what arrangements will be made if the wanted French criminal is arrested in Hong Kong.