After successfully arguing to Interpol that Idonesia had been abusing the red notice system for political purposes, Interpol has removed the red notice for Benny Wenda, leader of the West Papuan independence movement. This removal signifies and urgent need to address the abused red notice system within Interpol. After escaping from an Indonesian prison in 2002, Wenda was granted asylum in the United Kingdom and has continued to represent the West Papuan movement as a leader in exile. Despite recognizing persecution, the United Kingdom refused to demand the removal of the red notice, and it was only after a plea to the Commission for the Control of Interpol's files by Fair Trials International that Wenda's red notice was removed. This draws into question the credibility and effectiveness of Interpol's red notice system, a concern that was expressed through a resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe last month. One country to oppose the motion was Russia, one of the biggest red notice users and declared a country of concern by the UK Foreign Office.