Emirati General Al-Raisi, accused of torture, elected president of Interpol

The Emirati General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, targeted by several complaints for “torture” in France and Turkey, was elected Thursday in Istanbul president of Interpol, announced the agency of police cooperation. “Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi (…) has been elected to the post of president,” Interpol said
on Twitter.

The office of president is essentially honorary – the real boss of the organization being its Secretary General -, but human rights organizations and European elected representatives opposed the election of Ahmed Al-Raisi. , believing that it would undermine Interpol’s mission.

The president of Interpol, appointed for four years, fulfills his functions part-time and on a voluntary basis and retains his functions in his country of origin. Day-to-day management is handled by Secretary General Jürgen Stock, re-appointed for a second five-year term in 2019.