By Libby Lewis
Interpol says it is removing Egypt's arrest notices for a dozen American pro-democracy workers from its international database after ruling that they violate Interpol's ban on getting involved with political cases.
In addition, Interpol said in a statement released Monday it has refused to issue formal Red Notices for the pro-democracy workers on Egypt's behalf.
Last week, Security Clearance reported that Egypt filed the arrest notices for some of the American pro-democracy workers who have been charged with working for unlicensed organizations and using foreign funds to do their work.
Interpol announced Monday it has decided not to allow those arrest notices to remain in Interpol's database, after a legal review determinedEgypt's request violated Interpol's rules regarding politically motivated cases.
Interpol said Egypt's request named 12 American workers, as well as two Lebanese and one Jordanian national.