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UAE Says British-Sudanese Man Charged in Qatar Jersey Claim

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 07:38 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati officials say a British-Sudanese man has been charged with "wasting police time and making false statements" after activists say he was detained for wearing a Qatari soccer jersey during the recent Asian Cup tournament.

Activists allege police arrested and beat Ali Essa Ahmed over the jersey.

A statement from the United Arab Emirates' Embassy in London said Ahmed walked into a Sharjah police station to complain about being harassed and beaten, but a doctor described his injuries as self-inflicted.

The British Foreign Office said Wednesday it was "providing assistance to a British man arrested in the UAE" and was in touch with local authorities.

The UAE and three other Arab nations have been boycotting Qatar in a political dispute. The UAE has made showing sympathy to Qatar a crime.

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