Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, inspector common at the United Arab Emirates’ inside ministry, was elected for a single 4-12 months phrase. He has been accused by human legal rights teams of involvement in torture and arbitrary detentions in the UAE.
The vote for president was currently being intently viewed considering that the very first-at any time Chinese president of the physique, Meng Hongwei, vanished halfway by means of his 4-12 months phrase on a return journey to China in 2018. It subsequently emerged that he experienced been detained, accused of bribery and other alleged crimes.
The global regulation enforcement physique also claimed Valdecy Urquiza of Brazil was elected to the publish of vice president for the Americas, even though Garba Baba Umar of Nigeria was elected vice president for Africa.
Al-Raisi is accused of torture and has felony problems from him in 5 nations, such as in France, the place Interpol has its headquarters, and in Turkey, the place the election is having area.
Al-Raisi has operate a slick marketing campaign for the presidential publish, touring the globe to meet up with lawmakers and authorities officers and boasting educational levels from the U.K. and the U.S. and a long time of working experience of policing.
In a feeling piece for the authorities-operate newspaper in Abu Dhabi, al-Raisi claimed he would like to “modernize and transform” Interpol, drawing on “the UAE’s part as a chief in tech-pushed policing and a bridge builder in the global group.”