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An unofficial Chinese police station in Dublin has been told to shut down, the Irish government confirmed on Wednesday.
Safeguard Defenders, a human rights NGO that uncovered the existence of the overseas Chinese police stations last month, applauded the Irish government for taking a “great first step” while urging it to investigate “the wider issue at stake.”
The so-called service station, which shares an address with a Chinese supermarket in Dublin, is one of the dozens of such stations peppered around Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, according to a Safeguard Defenders report published on Nov. 13.
The programme, piloted by the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB), is dubbed “110 Overseas” after the Chinese national police emergency phone number.
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