Lawyer claims client is tortured by police, seeks forensic report

DUBAI — A court ordered on Monday that an inmate be referred to a forensic doctor following claims by his lawyer that he had been tortured by police officers during investigation.

By Mary Nammour

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Published: Wed 22 Sep 2010, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:43 PM

Counsel Saeed Al Guilani told Presiding Judge of the Court of First Instance Hamad Abdel Latif Abdel Jawad that his Jordanian client, a 36-year-old businessman, had been beaten and tortured by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers in an effort to extract confessions from him.

Al Guilani in his plea requested for a forensic report to determine what were the causes of his client’s injuries, how and when they happened. Judge Abdel Jawad adjourned the hearing to October 25.

The businessman has been in jail in connection with the theft of an expensive car. According to the arraignment sheet of the Public Prosecution, he and three other men (including a Pakistani manager, a Syrian computer engineer and a Pakistani former employee at the Roads and Transport Authority), shipped the car out of the UAE with a forged shipment document stating that it was cleared and not subject to a bank mortgage.

The RTA former employee is also accused of collecting Dh500 in bribe from the businessman to help him ship the car out of the country.

The businessman had also been on trial in other similar cases.

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