UN calls on UAE to release 5 Libyans allegedly tortured

February 15, 2016 3:53 PM

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GENEVA – Leading U.N. human rights experts are demanding that the United Arab Emirates immediately release five Libyans, including three with Canadian or U.S. dual citizenship, who allegedly have been subjected to waterboarding, electric shocks and lockups in a freezer over the last year and a half.

The call was timed with publication on Monday of an opinion by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which late last year considered the cases of the five Libyans which have increasingly drawn the attention of advocacy groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

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