Emirati general accused of torture new Interpol president

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An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of Interpol Thursday, the global police agency said, despite the concerns of human rights organisations and members of the European Parliament. “Mr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi of the United Arab Emirates has been elected to the post of President (4-yr term),” Interpol said on Twitter. General Al-Raisi, head of the United Arab Emirates’ security forces, will take on a largely ceremonial and voluntary role. It is Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock who handles day-to-day management of the organisation. Stock was given a second five-year …

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