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Smoking ban led to prison riot, court hears

DUBAI // A riot at a detention centre was partially triggered by an officer who banned inmates from smoking because he had quit and wanted them to “follow in his footsteps”, a court heard yesterday. Eleven men have been charged … Continue reading

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Eight detainees accused of starting fire in police station

Dubai: Eight men allegedly started a fire at Al Rifaa Police Station all because they were prohibited from smoking. Prosecutors charged the defendants, five Emiratis, a Sri Lankan, an Iranian and a Pakistani with forming a gang of arsonists inside … Continue reading

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Epileptic prisoner dies in solitary confinement in Dubai

Dubai: An inmate serving a life sentence died in solitary confinement at Dubai Central Jail on Wednesday, a police source told Gulf News. Police said the epileptic prisoner died in his cell. According to police the Omani inmate, in his … Continue reading

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Prisoners threaten hunger strike

DUBAI // About 120 prisoners in Dubai Police Central Prison are threatening to go on hunger strike if inmates who have served their sentences or been acquitted are not released. The prisoners are also complaining of ill treatment by prison … Continue reading

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Protest over inmate’s death; ‘investigations on’

DUBAI Police have initiated investigations into circumstances surrounding the death of a drug case convict identified as S, who died on Saturday early morning in Dubai Central Prison. Deputy Commander General of the Dubai Police, Major General Khamis Mater Al … Continue reading

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Police prevent Egypt protest rally in Dubai

Dubai: An attempted rally at the Egyptian consulate in Dubai was broken up by law enforcement authorities on Friday. Some 20 people gathered in front of the Egyptian consulate after Friday prayers, where a heavy police presence was seen. Emergency … Continue reading

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70 workers arrested in Dubai following unrest

Jan 26, 2011 DUBAI // Seventy Arabtec workers were detained by police yesterday in connection with a protest to demand a wage increase. The workers remain in custody, where they are being questioned in relation to inciting a protest and … Continue reading

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