News ID: 90716
Publish Date : 28 May 2021 - 21:55

DUBAI (Al Jazeera) – A UK football fan filed a lawsuit against six officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saysing he was tortured and falsely imprisoned during a trip to the country in 2019. Ali Issa Ahmed said he was imprisoned after attending an Asian Cup football match while on holiday in the UAE. He was charged with making a false statement and wasting police time after he said he was beaten up for supporting the Qatari national team. While being held between January 23 and February 12, Ahmed said he was subject to intentional physical and psychological harm as well as negligence, the lawsuit said.

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