UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president due to country's human rights abuses, says UK report

A senior UAE general’s apparent bid for Interpol presidency cannot happen due to the country’s history of human rights abuses, a new report by the UK’s former director of public prosecutions says. The appointment is secret and no candidates have officially been named, however, the UAE’s Major General Dr Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi is likely to be one of the candidates, as well as Niger’s Commissioner Olushola Subair. The report is called Undue Influence: The UAE and Interpol published by Sir David Calvert Smith. It argues that the UAE’s draft is unsuitable for a host of reasons, including “abuse of R…

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