Emirati general accused of torture up for Interpol top role

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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. General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, head of the United Arab Emirates’ security forces, has been seeking election to the largely ceremonial and voluntary role since last year. That follows years of generous funding for the Lyon, France-based body by the Emirati regime and accusations that Interpol’s system of so-called “red notices” for wanted suspects has been abused to persecute political dissidents. Only the Czech…

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