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A UAE official accused of torture has been elected president of Interpol

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Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi in Istanbul, Turkey. AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Interpol elected Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi as its new president.
He oversees UAE security forces, and two British men said he oversaw their torture when they were detained.
19 rights groups said he shouldn't be president over the UAE's "poor human rights record."
The international police agency Interpol has elected Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi - an Emirati general accused of overseeing torture - as its new president. Interpol announced al-Raisi's win on its Twitter account on Thursday, adding that he will have a...
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