Coroner warns extra UK vacationers arrested in Dubai might die in custody due to ‘inadequate’ Overseas Workplace journey recommendation after inquest dominated British man, 39, died from neglect after being held for 5 days in police station
- Lee Brown died in April 2011 after 5 days locked up at Bur Dubai police station
- The 39-year-old was left crushed with no entry to crucial medical care
- A coroner has hit out at ‘inadequate data’ on detention in Dubai
A coroner referred to as for harder warnings for British vacationers going to Dubai over fears extra might die in detention after an inquest discovered a Briton died from ‘neglect’ in a infamous police station.
Businessman Lee Brown, 39, died in April 2011 after 5 days locked up on the Bur Dubai police station.
The builder, painter and decorator from Dagenham in east London was left bruised and crushed, had insufficient meals and water, was positioned in solitary confinement and didn’t have entry to crucial medical care.
He had been staying on the Burj Al Arab lodge throughout a stop-off go to on his method to see his girlfriend in Indonesia when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a maid.
An inquest jury sitting at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court docket earlier this month dominated that Mr Brown died from neglect.
Lee Brown, 39, died in April 2011 after 5 days locked up on the Bur Dubai police station
In a prevention of future deaths report back to the Overseas Workplace revealed yesterday, Space Coroner for East London Nadia Persaud raised ‘considerations’ concerning the points which got here up through the inquest.
Her report raised fears extra Brits might die in Dubai as a result of ‘inadequate’ journey recommendation doesn’t have sufficient details about being arrested there and the potential penalties.
The variety of new circumstances of Brits reporting torture or mistreatment in Dubai to the Overseas Workplace had surged from three per cent of the worldwide whole to 13 per cent in simply 4 years, the inquest heard.
Coroner Persaud additionally stated future deaths might happen as a result of the Overseas Workplace doesn’t have an emergency entry protocol which may attain detained Britons in comparable conditions.
Lee was left bruised and crushed, had insufficient meals and water, was positioned in solitary confinement and didn’t have entry to crucial medical care (inventory picture)
In her ruling, she stated: ‘The inquest heard proof that there isn’t a emergency entry protocol to make sure that consular officers can attain detained British nationals within the occasion of a reported emergency.
‘The inquest heard considerations in relation to the present FCDO journey recommendation.
‘There was thought of to be inadequate data referring to the potential penalties of detention in Dubai (and the potential circumstances of such detention).
‘The inquest heard that the variety of new circumstances of British Nationals reporting allegations of torture or mistreatment in Dubai to the FCDO has risen from three per cent of the worldwide whole in 2016 to 13 per cent of the worldwide whole in 2020.
‘A priority was raised on the inquest in relation to the procedures in place to realize consular entry to detained British nationals who could also be affected by a psychological well being disaster.
‘Such British nationals could not have the ability to present the mandatory consent for consular companies.
‘For my part motion must be taken to forestall future deaths and I imagine you’ve gotten the ability to take such motion.’
A report raised fears extra Brits might die in Dubai as a result of ‘inadequate’ journey recommendation doesn’t have sufficient details about being arrested there and the potential penalties (inventory picture)
After the decision, Mr Brown’s mom, Doris, stated: ‘For the previous 11 years we’ve got needed to struggle to learn how Lee died.
‘I’m extremely relieved that the inquest has lastly uncovered the exact circumstances by which my son misplaced his life.
‘My son was an excellent one who cherished each me and his dad very a lot.
‘He died in probably the most terrible of circumstances being allowed to be crushed by different prisoners and, most shockingly, those that had been imagined to take care of him.
‘He was not given correct meals or acceptable care.
‘I can not think about how terrible his final moments will need to have been. It makes me extremely unhappy and indignant.
‘I am unable to imagine that he died by the hands of savage monsters when he had achieved nothing incorrect.
‘They made up lies about him and took my life too. He was my life.’
The Overseas Workplace should reply to the report by January 9 subsequent yr.