UPDATE (5/7/2023): NO NEW RED NOTICE ISSUED FOR MOHAMAD AL-MAIL, CONFIRMS INTERPOL’S COMMISSION
Following concerns raised by private sources in Kuwait, a legal team assigned by the Upper Hand Organization is continuing their verification request regarding Sheikh Mohamad Al-Mail’s Interpol listing. The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) confirmed on October 7, 2022, that there was no Red Notice against Sheikh Al-Mail in their system. However, the recent notification prompted the team to investigate again with the Organization to ascertain whether any country had issued a red notice against him or if there were any attempts to manipulate the Interpol system for political purposes.
On January 18, 2023, Sheikh Al-Mail was pardoned by an Amiri decree for four charges related to state security out of a total of thirteen charges. However, the pardon did not extend to charges related to contempt of religion, the judiciary, and cybercrime. The legal team’s renewed certification request is essential to avoid similar situations to that of Hakeem Al-Araibi, the Bahraini activist who was arrested while traveling and later released due to international pressure.