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Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to address claims that three British men were tortured by police in Dubai when he meets the president of the United Arab Emirates tomorrow.
The state visit by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan comes amid allegations that Grant Cameron and Suneet Jeerh, both 25, and Karl Williams, 26, were tortured by police. They were convicted of possessing synthetic cannabis after being arrested in July last year while on holiday.
The men claim they signed documents in Arabic - a language none of them understands - following their arrests after they were threatened with guns to their heads. Mr Williams also reported having electric shocks administered to his testicles.
The Foreign Office has called for a full, independent and impartial inquiry into the torture allegations and has raised them with "very senior officials" in the UAE - and Mr Cameron is expected to discuss the allegations with the sheikh tomorrow.
His spokesman today said there were "no no-go areas" for the discussions, adding:
"We have asked for a full, impartial and independent investigation into the incidents.
We have a state visit, we have an opportunity to build and strengthen relations between our two countries and as part of that we will be talking about a wide range of issues which will include concern about these cases."
The mother of Grant Cameron, one of the men jailed in Dubai, told Sky News she had seen her son for two hours last week.
Tracy Cameron said he is being held in a maximum security prison in what are "quite harsh conditions", but that he has access to exercise.
They may have been given four years in a Dubai jail but the three Londoners convicted and sentenced here this morning for possessing cannabis will probably be flying home to England in early August.
In the United Arab Emirates there is a tradition of granting royal pardons to first-time offenders during the religious holiday of Eid, which falls twice a year.
The next one is in August, by which time the three Britons will have spent a year in custody.
The last person who I know this happened to had also been sentenced to four years for cannabis possession.
It's a good compromise. The Dubai authorities get to show their toughness on drug crime and then a few months later they can be magnanimous.
Tracy and Phil Cameron, the parents of Grant who was jailed in Dubai today after being found guilty of drug offences, told ITV's Daybreak they had spoken to their son on the phone who was "over the moon" with the four year sentence.
The parents, who feared a longer sentence, said the alleged torture the three men suffered was "outrageous".
ITV News' International Correspondent John Irvine was in court in Dubai today when the three British men were sentenced for drug offences. Speaking to Daybreak he said:
Human rights charity Reprieve, who supported the three British men jailed in Dubai, has released a statement on the verdict:
The mother of one of the men jailed sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of drug offences has told Daybreak she is "absolutely ecstatic".
Davena Kumar, the sister of Suneet who was jailed in Dubai for drug offences today, told ITV News the family would re-appeal his four year sentence.
Ms Kumar also called on David Cameron to "exert pressure" on the United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan when they meet tomorrow.
Suneet's sister claimed that he was kicked, punched, stripped naked and electrocuted after he was arrested.
Grant Cameron and Karl Williams, both from London, and Suneet Jeerh, who's from Essex were convicted of possessing a quantity of a synthetic cannabis after being arrested in July last year on holiday.
The men claim they signed documents in Arabic - a language none of them understands - following their arrests after they were threatened with guns to their heads.
Mr Williams also reported having electric shocks administered to his testicles.
The three deny the charges.