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Interpol elects UAE official Ahmed Naser al-Raisi as president amid controversy

Interpol elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul on Thursday.Major General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, inspector general at the United Arab Emirates’ interior ministry and a member of Interpol’s executive committee, was elected for a four-year term, the global policing body announced. He has been accused by human rights groups of involvement in torture and arbitrary…


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