Three British holidaymakers suffered torture, beatings and electric shocks at the hands of police following their arrest in the United Arab Emirates last summer, human rights charity Reprieve said today.
Grant Cameron and Karl Williams, both 25 and from London, have been held without trial along with 25-year-old Suneet Jeerh, from Essex, since their arrest in Dubai on drugs charges last year.
The three were arrested on July 10 2012 after police allegedly found a quantity of a synthetic cannabis in their car. They deny the charges and will appear at their first hearing tomorrow.
They say they signed documents in Arabic - a language none of them understands - after they were subjected to beatings, had guns put to their heads and in the case of Mr Williams, received electric shocks administered to his testicles.
The torture is said to have taken place in the desert, where the men were initially taken after their arrest, and subsequently in a hotel room.
Their accounts of their treatment are detailed in draft witness statements drawn up by Reprieve lawyer Marc Calcutt.
Mr Calcutt said: "The idea that young British tourists on holiday can find themselves arrested and tortured in this way is truly appalling.
"Being electrocuted in the testicles is about as brutal a torture as can be imagined.
"The Dubai authorities need to immediately drop the charges against the men and conduct an independent investigation."
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