Emirati general accused of torture up for Interpol top role

Major General Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi interpol

Major General Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, inspector general at the UAE interior ministry and candidate for the 2021 Interpol election speaks on the phone on the first day of the 89th Interpol General Assembly in Istanbul on November 23, 2021. 

Photo credit: Ozan Kose | AFP

Interpol may on Thursday find itself with a new president, an Emirati general accused of torture, adding to concerns the global police agency risks being co-opted by repressive regimes.

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