Former British soldier detained in UAE appeals for his country's intervention
The former British serviceman detained in the UAE for over four months on drug related charges has called for UK intervention into his case.
In an audio recording from prison obtained by Sky News, Andrew Neal appealed to the British Government to negotiate his safe return home.
Neal was arrested at his home in Dubai for a crime he denies.
He said he was forced to sign a false confession in Arabic, a language he does not understand.
"I have been detained for the last 140 days [...] without charge," he said.
"I would have thought that the Dubai prosecutors would have released me after all allegations of being involved in this case were removed and statements to that effect were signed. I just want to go home to the United Kingdom to be with family and friends.
"I want to thank everybody who is helping me and my family during this horrible time.
"I hope that the government in the UK can intervene and get me back to loved ones as soon as possible. Please."