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“UK’s Top Diplomatic Priority” - UAE’s Torture of British Citizen, Albert Douglas


“UK’s Top Diplomatic Priority” - UAE’s Torture of British Citizen, Albert Douglas


The British Government now consider tortured Brit Albert Douglas’s case the “top diplomatic priority”, while Emirati diplomats ask if Douglas wants “justice”.


British grandfather, Albert Douglas, was beaten, tortured and subjected to human rights abuses while in UAE custody, arrested over a cheque the prosecutor has now confirmed, he did not write.


“Albert was a typical British entrepreneur expat, singing the UAE’s praises while he soaked up the sun. He never believed that he would be a party to the gruelling diplomatic meetings that took place last week”, reported Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai who has spearheaded the campaign to free him.


The case of Albert Douglas has been raised to the highest levels of the British government. It’s been raised on the floor of Parliament several times and calls have been made by Baroness Whitaker and Andy Slaughter, MP for sanctions over his treatment. Progress has been made by Kensington MP Felicity Buchan, the new Foreign Secretary, Lizz Truss and Ambassador Moody in the UAE.