February 21st, 2013
04:55 AM ET

Britons tortured after arrest, group claims

Three British men on holiday in the United Arab Emirates were beaten and subjected to electric shocks by police following their arrest on drug charges last July, a prisoners' rights group claims.

British citizens Grant Cameron, Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh, all ages 25, have been in detention in Dubai for more than seven months.

They were arrested on charges of possession of the synthetic cannabis, "spice," according to Reprieve, a UK-based organization that provides legal support to prisoners.

Dubai police denied any torture took place.

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  1. Jason

    Of course they deny any torture.. they are police, and like all police; "they lie"

    Just the way police want harsher penalties for those who dare to commit a crime against them, as opposed to a regular person. There should be extra penalty for police who commit crimes including perjury an,misdemeanors and felonies.

    February 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stay away from Dubai. Ussue warning to aall travelers.

    Issue Warning to travelers about Dubai. Du;h. ES Turner, Richmond, Va.

    March 3, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |