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Dubai pair who attacked teen dating their relative has jail term upheld

Two students who fractured the skull of a boy after finding him on a date with one of their relatives had their three-year jail terms upheld by the Appeals Court today.

DUBAI // Two students who fractured the skull of a boy after finding him on a date with one of their relatives had their three-year jail terms upheld by the Appeals Court today.

AA and AH, both 20 and from Sudan, asked to "have words" with their 17-year-old compatriot after finding him sitting with his girlfriend at a restaurant at Festival City. When he accompanied them to the car park a further group of men appeared and he was beaten to the ground. He lost consciousness during the attack, but was rescued by security guards and taken to Rashid Hospital for treatment.

A medical report said the fracture to his skull would leave permanent damage. His girlfriend said that one of the men who assaulted him was her half-brother.

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