UAE denies
 torturing detained Britons

The UAE Embassy in the UK has denied the allegations of torture of three Britons held in Dubai. “The UAE is aware of (the) allegations of torture of three British citizens by police in Dubai. An internal investigation was conducted and these allegations were found to be baseless,” the embassy said in a statement.

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Published: Fri 22 Feb 2013, 10:05 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:59 AM

“The Dubai authorities, however, continue to cooperate with the British Foreign Office and welcome additional reviews to investigate the matter.

“The authorities and judiciary in Dubai take all allegations of torture and alleged police abuse very seriously. Such behaviour is against the law and where it is found to have occurred, those responsible are punished.

“At the moment, the drug possession charges that these allegations relate to are now before the courts and it is for the established legal process to run its course in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the Dubai authorities continue to provide full cooperation with the UK embassy on this matter.” —

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