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Newspaper warnedThe GuardianThe British in a report of the election of the UAE candidate, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, as head of the International Police “INTERPOL”.

As an inappropriate person, he will confirm his country’s human rights record.

The report, prepared by the newspaper’s correspondent, Patrick Wintour, said that a former investigator had warned of the Emirati brigade linked to rights violations. Al-Man stressed that he is not fit for the mission, while his appointment is seen as a “reward” for his country’s donation to the international organization.

Ambiguity and secrecy

He referred to a report prepared by the former British investigator Sir David-Calvert Smith, who said that the process of selecting a president for Internol was the end of this. The year is “shrouded in mystery and secrecy.”

The report continued, “The election of an Emirati president to INTERPOL will not only confirm and authenticate the human rights and criminal justice record (of the UAE).

“In addition to this, Major General (Ahmed Nasser) Al Raisi is not suitable for the mission, as he presides over the UAE criminal justice system and supervises the crackdown. Growing against dissent, constant torture and violation of the criminal justice system ”.

Al-Raisi has not yet officially announced his candidacy, but there is a widespread belief in his candidacy for the post.

Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi is notorious

Wintour said that Charges In the report, the British government, which has close ties to the UAE, poses a dilemma, and refuses to comment about Al-Raisi. And if he is suitable as a candidate to lead INTERPOL, which is the international organization that issues international arrest warrants.

Al-Raisi has been working since 2015 as an inspector general for the UAE Ministry of the Interior and is known to the British Foreign Office.

He played a pivotal role in the nine-month detention of British doctoral student Matthew Hedges.

The incident almost led to the severing of British-Emirati relations, amid accusations that Hedges had been tortured and forced to confess. Spying for Britain.

His wife, Daniela Tegada, said that her husband “was held for several months in a soundproofing prison somewhere in Abu Dhabi.

He was injected with medicines in an isolation cell, his fate was not known, and he was not allowed to communicate with the British consulate.

She added, “I am deeply concerned that the man who oversaw the extrajudicial arrest and torture of my husband, is being seen as a candidate to run Interpol.”

She said that her husband still suffers from severe depression and panic attacks, explaining, “I cannot describe what we went through and we are still going through it.”

Human rights groups

INTERPOL’s covert tactics have come under widespread criticism from human rights groups who have claimed that the red-list arrest warrant system. International Wanted – give dictatorial rulers an opportunity to abuse them and go after opponents or dissident businessmen when they travel abroad.

Although the international organization prohibits the issuance of Red Notices based on political motives, in practice, a small number of them are withdrawn each year. Those who are subjected to the Red Notices do not have the opportunity to appeal the decision in any international or national court, which was criticized by the European Council.

The headquarters of the organization is located in Lyon, France, which is relatively small in terms of its working team, which does not exceed a thousand employees, and with a budget of 142 million euros in 2019.

In March 2017, the organization accepted a donation of 50 million euros over five years from an organization based in Geneva, the “Interpol for a Safe World” Foundation which is fully funded by the UAE, making the Foundation the third largest provider of Internol.

“The contribution gives at least the impression that the presidency of the organization will be seen as a reward for the financial donation,” Calvert-Smith said.

Ahmed Mansour

He referred to the secret trial of human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, his detention in solitary confinement and a 10-year prison sentence for criticizing the UAE’s human rights record.

The report reads: “The general picture of Dubai and Abu Dhabi being international and modern, however, remains an issue of a wealth of evidence. Indicates that there is a continuous and systematic violation of human rights in the Emirates.

Chris Jones, INTERPOL Relationship Officer at the British Foreign Office, told the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee. It is too early to say how London will vote for the presidency of the organization.

He continued: “It is clear that Britain will support the candidate who has a history of observing the highest standards and the international rules-based order and we will look. At the end of the year, when the list of candidates is available.

Wintour said the newspaper asked who commissioned Calvert-Smith to write the report, which was prepared with the help of International Human Rights Advisers, and the UAE embassy was contacted for comment.

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