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Anadolu: 204 political prisoners tortured in UAE

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Anadolu: 204 political prisoners tortured in UAE

Approximately 204 political prisoners from different nationalities are held in UAE jails and detention centres, Anadolu news agency revealedThursday.

Anadolu quoted an Emirati activist Hamd al-Shamsi who mentioned that 204 prisoners are currently held in UAE jails from 13 different countries including: Palestine, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Egypt. 

Amongst the 108 reported Emirati prisoners, there are 79 members of al-Islah organisation who have been recently banned in UAE.

The sources pointed out that the UAE authorities have revoked the citizenship of ten human rights activists.

The Turkish news agency also shed light on torture and ill-treatment smuggled handwritten complaints from prisoners.

The paper pointed to the report issued by the human rights charity Reprieve in which it revealed that seventy-five per cent of prisoners in Dubai central jail allege being tortured by police.

"There is no freedom of expression here! UAE is turned to horror field,” al-Shamsi told Anadolu.

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