Man arrested in UAE for wearing Qatar shirt launches legal claim

  • 2 years   ago
Man arrested in UAE for wearing Qatar shirt launches legal claim

A football fan from Wolverhampton has launched a legal challenge against the UAE after he was detained and tortured after wearing a Qatar football shirt on a holiday, according to a report in The Guardian.

Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, a security guard, says he was arrested, interrogated and detained while on holiday in UAE after watching an Asian Cup football match in January. He says that during his detention he was beaten, electrocuted, cut and burned and questioned repeatedly about why he was wearing a Qatari football shirt in UAE.

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