Interpol elects Emirati general accused of torture as new president

Published: 11.25.21, 09:53
An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of Interpol Thursday, the global police agency said, despite the concerns of human rights organizations 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.