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The government-owned Emirates media remove news about British delegation to the country

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The government-owned Emirates media remove news about British delegation to the country

WAM and Gulf News websites have removed a news article published on Sunday under the title the British House of Commons hails human rights situation in the UAE.

The news article spreads in local newspapers and social media like wildfire before being suddenly removed on Monday morning.

The removed article claimed that “the House of Commons in London hailed the ongoing Emirati efforts in protecting human rights and bringing happiness to the country and its residents and considered the human rights situation in UAE as extremely positive.”

However, removing the article from a government-owned media raises question about its credibility and integrity.

IBTimes UK has recently revealed that dozens of British nationals have complained they were tortured or mistreated after being detained by police and security officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the past five years.

British Foreign Office officials said they have had to deal with 37 cases relating to alleged abuse since 2011, raising concerns over the safety of British holidaymakers and expats in what is supposed to be one of the UK's strongest allies.

The UAE embassy in London failed to return multiple calls when approached for comment by IBTimes UK.

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