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The brother of a British man tortured at gunpoint and threatened with rape by Dubai police spoke out for the first time yesterday about the case.
Hasnain Ali, a former bodyguard to members of the Abu Dhabi royal family, will be sentenced today on allegedly trumped-up charges of possessing and selling drugs.
He was on holiday in Dubai in May 2013 when he was arrested, beaten and threatened with Tasers, firearms and rape by police.
Following the ordeal he was made to sign a “confession” in Arabic, which he did not understand, relating to the charges.
This “confession” is being used against him at trial.
“There has been no proper investigation into his torture and we have felt that the authorities have shown more interest in saving face than ensuring that any kind of justice is done,” his brother Jed said.
Legal charity Reprieve is fighting for Hasnain to be acquitted and returned home to Britain to his family.
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