Muslim prisoner attacked in British jail: lawyer

A man jailed for plotting synchronized attacks in Britain and the United States is scarred for life after being attacked in prison, his lawyer said.

Muslim prisoner attacked in British jail: lawyer
A man jailed for plotting synchronized attacks in Britain and the United States is scarred for life after being attacked in prison, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Mudassar Arani told British broadcaster Channel 4 News that Dhiren Barot, who was imprisoned for life last November, had "lost all hair on his head and he's got scarring all over his face up to his neck."

"Somebody threw hot oil and hot water on my client, whereby he's been scarred for life," she said. "He's being detained in healthcare at the moment and is receiving medical care."

Channel 4 said the British prisons service confirmed that an inmate was scalded on his head and back, and the police had been informed.

Arani said the attack supported her argument that Muslim inmates should be given special protection because they were "being targeted."

"He should have, and other Muslim prisoners should be, given differential treatment because they are subjected to differential treatment within the prison system," she said.

The prison service, however, said it was not going to create special conditions for inmates.

AFP

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2007, 11:57
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