Brit jailed in Dubai hospitalised for dislocated shoulder 'after prison beating'

Albert lost an appeal and tried to escape from prison with the help of people smugglers, but was caught at the border and sentenced to three years in prison.

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A British citizen was admitted to a Dubai hospital for surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder suffered in prison after being jailed for broken checks that he failed to write.

60-year-old London-based Albert Douglas was fined £ 2.5 million after his son Wolfgang’s company failed in 2019 despite having committed no crime or role in the company.

Albert lost an appeal and tried to escape from prison with the help of people smugglers, but was caught at the border and sentenced to three years in prison.

The longtime expat had a successful business in Dubai and is said to have loved the city until the unfortunate circumstances that landed him in jail.

He had been accused of having been involved in his son’s business when it failed, allegedly due to circumstances beyond his control.

Earlier this year, Albert’s son claimed that his father was “beaten” and “tortured” in Bur Dubai prison, where he is serving his time.

Albert’s son Wolfgang (right) has claimed that his father was “beaten” and “tortured” in Bur Dubai prison, where he is serving his time
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And now, after Detained in Dubai reported A doctor has finally seen Albert who is said to have suffered from a dislocated shoulder for several months.

The Briton was reportedly beaten by prison guards, denied his heart medication and forced into inhumane conditions, including drinking from a toilet.

He had also been interrogated and threatened and tried to force him to confess to a crime his family had not alleged.

Earlier this year, Albert’s son said LincolnshireLive that he has been jailed for fraud and that he is unlikely to be released from Bur Dubai prison without intervention from the UK government.

Wolfgang, whose family split their time between London and Retford, Nottinghamshire, claims his father was beaten and subjected to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates.

He claims, “The prisons there are not like the prisons here. Torture is Monday for them.

“We went the legal route and paid lawyers around £ 850,000 and since the country is run by a system called Wasta which is about who you know and not what you know, a local claim will always win.

“You have to prove your innocence in this country, contrary to what it is here.

The family asked the Foreign Office for help, but Wolfgang claimed they had done “less than nothing”.

“My father had his own independent business in the Emirates and when he and I lived out there we had our own businesses,” he said.

“While I was in the UK my business failed due to a series of uncontrollable events and in the Emirates this is considered a criminal offense.

“There are no bankruptcy laws to protect investors.

“What they’re going to do is take family members and co-workers instead and throw them in jail.”

More than 1,500 people have signed Online petition entitled “Free Albert Douglas from Dubai Prison”.

In addition to petitioning the government and MPs to intervene in Mr Douglas’ case, his family hired a human rights specialist from Inhafted in Dubai, a group that has helped a number of Britons and their families imprisoned in the emirate.

According to Detained in Dubai, Dubai officials confirmed seven months after his arrest that the check was not his, but he remained in jail.

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