Interpol chooses UAE official as president
ISTANBUL: Interpol on Thursday chose a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president during the international police body’s yearly General Assembly held in Istanbul.
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, inspector general at the United Arab Emirates’ interior ministry, was chosen for one four-year term. He has been implicated by human rights groups of participation in torture and approximate detentions in the UAE.
The vote for president was being closely viewed considering that the first-ever Chinese president of the body, Meng Hongwei, disappeared midway through his four-year term on a return trip to China in 2018. It consequently emerged that he had been detained, accused of bribery and other supposed crimes.
The international police body likewise stated Valdecy Urquiza of Brazil was chosen to the post of vice president for the Americas, while Garba Baba Umar of Nigeria was elected vice president for Africa.
Al-Raisi is implicated of torture and has criminal problems versus him in five countries, including in France, where Interpol has its head office, and in Turkey, where the election is taking location.
Al-Raisi has actually run a slick campaign for the governmental post, taking a trip the world to satisfy lawmakers and government officials and boasting scholastic degrees from the U.K. and the U.S. and years of experience of policing.
In a viewpoint piece for the government-run newspaper in Abu Dhabi, al-Raisi said he wants to “update and transform” Interpol, making use of “the UAE’s role as a leader in tech-driven policing and a bridge home builder in the worldwide community.”
Published at Thu, 25 Nov 2021 07:59:51 -0600
UN raises problem of violence against females, girls in Afghanistan
KABUL: The United Nations in Afghanistan contacted everybody for concrete actions to end violence against ladies on the eve of the International Day for the Removal of Violence versus Ladies (EVAW).
According to UNAMA press advisory declaration, it called on everyone for concrete actions to end violence versus women in Afghanistan, reported Khaama Press.
The international community requires to listen to the voices and experiences of Afghan females and women and urgently respond to their requirements, specifically survivors of violence and those who deal with multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, said the declaration.
“The message we get from our partners and ladies throughout the nation is clear – violence against females that was already at worrying levels has actually been intensified by both crisis and Covid-19. And yet, lifesaving services for women survivors of violence have actually closed on account of fear of being targeted,” stated Alison Davidian, UN Women Country Representative in Afghanistan.
Women and ladies residing in worry hold back all previous and current efforts for peace and sustainable advancement that is essential for Afghanistan, reported Khaama Press.
“Violence in the house affects everyone – women and ladies, males and boys, households and neighborhoods, societies and economies, in Afghanistan and worldwide. Gender-based violence has devastating effect on females’s physical and psychological health. It limits their potential to succeed and to lead-free and equivalent lives. Now more than ever we need to react to the requirements of ladies and ladies’ survivors of violence and ensure their unobstructed access to life-saving services including shelter, health care and counselling. These services are life-saving,” included Alison Davidian.
Gender-based violence continues to be a severe risk to females and ladies and a major barrier to achieving enduring sustainable advancement and peace. Referred to as a ‘shadow pandemic’ violence versus ladies has been intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic and the humanitarian crisis.
“We need to act together to tackle this shadow pandemic. The violence ought to be prevented, we need to alter mindsets that shame survivors and support violence, we must support services for survivors,” stated Deborah Lyons, Unique Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has among the highest rates of violence versus women internationally, with 9 out of 10 females experiencing at least one kind of intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Violence against women and girls in Afghanistan has even more increased due to constraints in ladies and girls’ enjoyment of their rights and flexibilities, especially ladies’s right to work and their liberty of movement. While the need for services has actually increased, access to necessary services for survivors of violence has been significantly impacted, read the statement.
Published at Thu, 25 Nov 2021 06:13:24 -0600