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Torture claims filed against new Interpol leader from UAE

Jan. 18, 2022 14:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French lawyer for a jailed human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday filed a torture complaint against the new president of Interpol, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, as the official made his first visit to the international police agency’s headquarters in...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

Jan. 15, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “discourse of hate” that has stained the campaign and seeking to unite France's...

Wife of jailed ex-Interpol chief says friend risks same fate

Nov. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in Beijing in 2018 and was imprisoned says she fears that a similar fate could await China's latest candidate for a role with the international police body. China confirmed this week that it...

The AP Interview: Meng Hongwei's wife slams 'monster' China

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — In China, she enjoyed the privileges that flowed from being married to a senior member of the governing elite. Her husband was a top police official in the security apparatus that keeps the Communist Party in power, so trusted that China sent him to France to take up a...