- They kept him inside narrow confinement, harassed and beaten him for days.
- They (officials) used to punch and slap on my face turn by turn likewise they were in competition with one another who exactly going to punch harder, he said.
- He alleged that Pakistani officials did not cooperate with him in highlighting the ordeal.
Muhammad Saad narrated about his worst experience while he used to work in UAE as an expatriate and held for weeks even without committing anything wrong.
“My name is Saad and I am Pakistani national and worked as a consultant for Price Order House Coopers before joining Tech Mahindra for consultancy project work at Abu Dhabi Port in UAE,” Saad told in his brief introduction before opening up about the ordeal.
All was fine till the MBA scholarship opportunity that was offered to him based on his academics. As soon as he decided to pursue the opportunity he was offered, he began receiving threats from the intelligence officials to decline the offer or else face the consequences.
The death threats were issued by the Emirate intelligence. Saad attributed the reason might be the project he was working on responsible for his ordeal. The project that he was doing in Tech Mahindra was the biggest project in the whole GCC Gulf countries corporation.
During his travel journey from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia by the road, he was escorted by a dozen officials. He was asked to pay some fine at a nearby police station despite having a legitimate visit visa stamped by the concerned officials.
He was neither shown any arrest warrants nor told any reason about his arbitrary arrest and was stripped off from any sort of communication access. Saad repeatedly asked from the officials about his arrest but was never given any positive response.
He was first transferred to Abu Dhabi Port Prisoner Facility where he was kept without any charge leveled against him. He also alleged to have been psychologically as well as sexually harassed by the security officials at the remote detention facility. He alleged that the officials attempted to physically assault him.
After the first seven days of detention, he was moved to the Shahama Abu Dhabi Deportation Facility where he came to know that going to be deported back to Pakistan.
The Emirati officials fabricated a travel ban on me to hide all that was going under the carpet for which they subjected me to detention and issued death warnings as well, he further stated adding that he was also detained for about 13 days at the deportation facility and brutally tortured by the UAE police.
“They (officials) used to punch and slap on my face turn by turn likewise they were in competition with one another who exactly going to punch harder. I got traumatic. They used to subject me on the worst ever torture that I have never heard of,” he told CJ Werlemen during an interview session.
He also alleged that Pakistani officials did not cooperate with him in highlighting the ordeal and worst torture inflicted against him while the international media highlighted his case.
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