Inmates in Dubai jails are “tortured with sleep deprivation in overcrowded cells,” according to a British man imprisoned over CBD oil.
The horrific treatment of prisoners in DUBAI prisons has become well-known, with some alleging to have been tortured and forced to live in filthy circumstances.
It comes after British citizen Billy Hood revealed his harrowing experience in a Dubai prison after being imprisoned for using CBD vape oil.
Billy, 24, was arrested and detained at the Al-Barsha police station after officers discovered four bottles of CBD oil in his vehicle.
In the UK, vaping CBD is lawful, but because it contains traces of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis, Billy was caught and imprisoned under the UAE’s antiquated drug laws.
Billy was allegedly compelled to sign a false confession written in Arabic after his arrest on January 31, admitting to the more serious offenses of selling and trafficking the oil, according to campaigners.
Billy was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday.
Billy has been imprisoned in the hellhole facility for the past nine months.
After his detention in January, he told his friend Alfie about the dreadful conditions at the notorious Al-Barsha jail.
Billy was pummeled every day for five days, according to football agent Alfie Cain, as officers from Dubai’s CID attempted to persuade the young coach to confess to drug offenses.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, it’s been horrible at Al-Barsha,” Alfie, a former non-league player from London, said.
“They beat him for five days when they took him to the CID narcotics unit,” he said. “Police men tasered him, smacked him in the face, and all they provided him was bread and a small bit of water.”
“He was literally abused and held captive for five days in a cell with 30 other people.”
Billy’s ordeal of torture in a UAE prison has paralleled the horrible stories of prior detainees.
Last month, it was discovered that a British grandfather was allegedly beaten after being arrested for a “bounced check.”
According to supporters, Albert Douglas, 60, was imprisoned earlier this year and has since been forced to drink toilet water and watch his cellmates being abused.
According to advocacy group Detained in Dubai, the grandfather had to be rushed to the hospital in September for surgery on his shoulder, which had been dislocated for five months.
Even though he is in excruciating pain, he refuses to take painkillers for fear of being transferred to a more harsh psychiatric facility.
Albert has reportedly been tortured by prison guards, refused his heart medicine, and made to endure terrible conditions, including drinking from a toilet, since his detention eight months ago.
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