x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Medics found bruises on 'drug dealers', Abu Dhabi court told

Medical exam finds bruises on three accused drug smugglers who claim they were tortured in prison.

ABU DHABI // Medics found bruises on three accused drug dealers who claim they were tortured in prison, the Criminal Court heard today.

The three men, accused of being in possession of hashish, heroin and diazepam that they wished to sell, claim they were beaten by police during interrogation.

A medical report read out in court by the judge said bruises were found on each of the three men's backs. One of them, SJ, from Lebanon, had two parallel lines marked on his back, each 6cms long and 1cm apart.

He was not present at court because he was being treated at a psychological clinic, the court heard.

The case was adjourned to April 10.

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