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UAE: Football fan sparks diplomatic incident with UK

The UAE is having to battle another wave of negative publicity about its police and legal system, after a British-Sudanese man was detained in Sharjah in January. Ali Issa Ahmad, who was in the UAE on holiday, claims he was beaten by local football fans after they saw him wearing a Qatari football shirt and cheering on the Qatari national side during the Asian Football Cup.

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