UAE must release three tortured Brits

April 29, 2013

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Commenting on the news that all three of the British men tortured by police in Dubai have been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on drugs charges, Reprieve investigator Kate Higham said:

“The central fact of this case remains that these men were tortured by police, but there has been no proper investigation into their abuse.  The only reasonable course of action for the UAE authorities now is to grant these men clemency, release them and allow them to return home to their families. David Cameron must push for this when UAE President Sheikh Khalifa arrives on a state visit tomorrow. It also remains essentail that the UAE conduct an impartial investigation into these men’s torture, and ensure it is never allowed to happen again.”