Pak students were strip-searched, sniffed by dogs during UK custody

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Islamabad, Aug.23 (ANI): Pakistani students arrested by Britain Government on charges of violating national security,have accused the latter of ill-treatment during detention.

Two of the ten students, Abdul Wahab Khan and Shoaib Khan, returned to Pakistan on Saturday abandoning their legal battle against deportation, The Dawn reports.

Amjad Malik, solicitor for both the students, told reporters in Islamabad that his clients were frequently strip-searched, subjected to searches by dogs and served contaminated food.

Abdul Wahab Khan described his days in the British prison as 'hell'.

Khan said the British officials had 'no concept of justice'.

London has rejected the allegations as 'unfounded'.

A British High Commission statement said the UK Government treated all those in detention in UK prisons fairly and humanely, regardless of their nationality, race or religion.

"Whilst in detention, these individuals were afforded the full protection of the UK justice system," the statement said.

The statement said the authorities did not receive any complaint from the students during their detention apart from one complaint by their lawyer in August about contaminated food being

"In the case of these individuals one took up the opportunity to take part in an education course; and both used the prison gymnasium, exercised frequently and were free to worship and undertake other activities in accordance with Islamic teachings," the statement said further. (ANI)

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