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The world is no longer a safe place

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The past week was full of many tragic events, all of which connect in the lack of any value placed on human life and respect for the right to dignity and safety. The experience of the Arab Spring, including its limited victories and successive defeats and failures over the past decade, has connected us to events taking place around us affecting refugees or prisoners of conscience. Who would have thought that we would one day care about who has been chosen to head the International Criminal Police Organisation, Interpol?

Amazingly, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi is the new president of Interpol. He will be in the role for the next four years. This means that the inspector general of the UEA's interior ministry; the man responsible for torture against dissident Emirati citizens and human rights activists, such as Ahmed Mansour, for example; the man whose harm extended to foreign citizens from Britain, Turkey and some African countries; this man has become responsible for monitoring, following up and even arresting and handing over any opponent of his country's government under the pretext that they are wanted for criminal offences in cases that everyone knows are fabricated political stitch-ups. All in the name of international police cooperation.

As an Egyptian journalist who writes about human rights violations in my country and exposes the crimes of the regime against journalists and........

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