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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) held Mike Bryan Smith, a UK national, in detention for years beyond his criminal sentence. And in prison he was denied access to critical medical care after he received diagnoses of cancer and HIV. HRW’s documentation of Smith’s case revealed widespread abuses in the UAE that deny prisoners due process…