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Germany MPs reject UAE candidate for INTERPOL head

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, UAE's then General Inspector of the Ministry of Interior, seen in 2018 [IPixelPro / Wikipedia]
Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, UAE's then General Inspector of the Ministry of Interior, seen in 2018 [IPixelPro / Wikipedia]

A number of German MPs have rejected the UAE's candidate to head international police body INTERPOL, Arabi21 reported on Friday.

The London-based news website disclosed that the German MPs signed a petition expressing their "deep concern" regarding the nomination of the UAE's Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi for the post of INTERPOL director.

According to the website, the signatories urged that choosing Al-Raisi: "Would put the reputation of the international organisation in danger."

Therefore, the MPs called on INTERPOL members to "frankly stand up against Al-Raisi's nomination," as well as calling for a "transparent measure for the nomination of INTERPOL director taking into consideration human rights."

The German MPs consider that the nomination of the UAE's official to the position of INTERPOL director "is a flagrant violation of the second article of the basic law of INTERPOL," which respects the "spirit" of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On 25 November, INTERPOL's member states will choose a new director. There are only two candidates: Al-Raisi and INTERPOL Vice President for Europe Šárka Havránková.

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