Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sheikh Issa

Sheik Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been acquitted of Torture, rape, and many other unpleasant things by a court in Abu Dhabi. How disappointing, and acutely embarrassing for the UAE, and Arabs everywhere.


I'm speechless.

3 comments:

ynotoman said...

It appears that the Sheikh was drugged (by people who were not present in court) – and was in no state to know what he was doing. The Sheikh is pictured (presumably undrugged) in this BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8450722.stm . The article says that several other men were shown, along with the apparently drugged Sheikh, in a video beating a hapless person. Apparently one of the assailants was in uniform of the security forces; one can only assume that they were all drugged otherwise they would have restrained the drugged Sheikh, wouldn’t they?

The MET Office said...

Well, presumably -- in view of Abu Dhabi saying so publicly in ads on the tele : "Travellers Welcome" --Abu Dhabi will put this menace / torturer under house arrest anyway to ensure the safety of travellers who venture into Abu Dhabi. Clearly, given that the torturer's behaviour was 'drug induced' and I figure he is likely still taking those meds / drugs, he's going to be a potential menace to everyone in the UAE.
I would hope further, that at minimum, other countries on the planet would add his name to their no-fly lists cause he sounds too unstable to be allowed out of his house / out of the UAE.

Angry In Oman said...

And no drugs charges for this guy eh?

I thought being on drugs in UAE was a life sentence?