Torture Criticism Against Interpol President in Vienna

PeopleOther ♦ Published: November 30, 2023; 19:39 ♦ (Vindobona)

Amid preparations for the four-day Interpol General Assembly in Vienna, which also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Police Organization, a serious charge has been brought against Interpol President Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi. Two Britons, Matthew Hedges and Ali Issa Ahmad, have filed a criminal complaint in Vienna against Al-Raisi, who is accused of being responsible for the torture of numerous people during his time as head of the security forces in the United Arab Emirates.

The President of Interpol, Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, has been charged in Austria, marking the fifth such complaint of this nature. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons/ Ipixelpro/ CC BY-SA 4.0 (

These allegations are not new; torture charges have already been brought against Al-Raisi in five countries, as reported by "Der Spiegel". His election as head of Interpol in 2021 took place despite these allegations and was accompanied by…