UK drug offenders freed from UAE jail

Three British drugs offenders, who claim to have been tortured in Dubai, have returned to Britain, legal charity Reprieve says.

The three were given four years in prison last April for possessing synthetic cannabis but were pardoned by Dubai officials following lobbying by London, including during British Premier David Cameronâ„¢s visit to the UAE in May.

The three Londoners claim they were beaten and suffered electric shocks in the hands of Emirati police.

Reprieve said the Dubai police have Å“serious questions to answer” regarding their treatment of the drug offenders.

However, police in Dubai have rejected the allegations saying they have carried out an internal investigation into the claims and found them baseless.

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Republished with permission from: Press TV