‘UAE Official ill-Suited for Interpol Job’


LONDON (MEE) -- The United Arab Emirate’s security chief is ill-suited to run Interpol, according to a report by the former director of public prosecutions of England and Wales, who said that the Emirati official had overseen torture and abuses.
In the report, which was written with assistance from the UK-based International Human Rights Advisors, David Calvert-Smith said that Ahmed Naser al-Raisi’s nomination could be interpreted as a "reward” for donations to the agency. According to the Guardian, Calvert-Smith said the process of electing a president of the international police agency was "shrouded in secrecy and opaque”.