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    GulfNews, United Arab Emirates
    June 29 2008

    Dubai court sentences 'abusive' jail wardens

    By Bassam Za'za', Senior Reporter
    Published: June 29, 2008, 11:12

    Dubai: Seven of the 25 jail wardens, including a former prison
    director, who were charged with abusing authority and beating inmates
    during a surprise inspection for substances prohibited in the cells,
    have been sentenced to six months in jail.

    The rest of the jail wardens have been sentenced to three months in

    The Public Prosecution has charged the wardens with abusing their
    authority. They allegedly beat an Armenian inmate, leaving him with a
    permanent 10 per cent spinal disability, besides injuring others.

    Seven lawyers defended the wardens, stating that they were searching
    for banned substances, such as drugs and sharp tools in the cells and
    they relied on the surprise factor and scared the prisoners while
    taking them out of their cells "to prevent them from disposing of any
    forbidden stuff".