Sunday, January 10, 2010

UAE Sheikh Cleared in Videotaped Torture Case

January 10, 2010 on CNN
CNN's Stan Grant interviews the lawyer for Sheik Issa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been cleared of all charges against him.
Update: An extended report from Al-Jazeera


  1. That's a paperthin defense. Hard to believe the judge actually bought it. I suspect corruption.

  2. what a thick bufoon. I deny this elephant stood next to me- he is not there. How can they be so daft? I love how there is a video of a man being beaten being played over his shoulder as he waffles on about there is no proof of a man being beaten. someone educate these people please.

  3. From a Sky News report I heard just now, it appears the Sheikh was presented as the victim, claimed to have been conspired against and drugged to a point of being unaware of his actions.
    Not to worry, though, someone was convicted and jail sentences were given... to the people who brought this incident to ligh.

  4. This makes my fucking blood boil. What an unjust world.

  5. <p>No f***in' way! What has this to do with justice? The f**ker is on a three hours videotape torturing his victim, what more evidence do you need?! Drugs didn't cause that, a disturbing psycho brain did, what a lame attempt (but apparently it worked!) to deny any responsibility. If anyone is drugged beyond responsibility it's the phony judge who set this piece of sh*t free.
    <p>"We deny the incident as it was shown on that videotape."
    <p>Yeah sure, and the world is flat.. f**k you Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan retarded splash of diarrhea! Actually, f*ck the whole UAE of corrupted bastards all together, fuck you!

  6. Disgusting.  Videotape evidence denied, by multiple usage of negatives:  "No-one can prove that this videotape has not been tampered with", as opposed to "We claim that this video has been tampered with", which is what he meant.

    This is a case for a Human Rights Tribunal.  Who doubts the usefulness of the UN now?  Granted - more lawyers on the side of theocracy to be found there, but they will not sell this bullshit to every judge they encounter.

    RE: "Being drugged", and presenting the perpetrator as the victim; also a common occurrence in courts of law, in "civilized" countries, so if it makes you mad in this instance, consider the ways justice and law is twisted at home, as well.

  7. It's culture wide.  I lived in the Middle East many years in the Foreign Service and I never met an Arab who wouldn't spin the most CONVOLUTED "conspiracy" to absolve themselves of any blame for ANYTHING and turn it back as being the fault of the US or Israelis/Jews.  There were Arabic media reports that the 2004 tsunami was, get this, caused by a secret Israeli/US undersea nuclear test.  (And note the comparatively paltry amounts of charity from the Muslim world for the victims, who were largely also Muslim.)

  8. I've spent a lot of time in muslim countries and the cultures are all corrupt and violent. Lying is commonplace and accepted. Just look at all the rationalizations for evil in the koran and you'll understand why they are so savage.

  9. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥January 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Sornord, I´ve also lived in the Middle East for a few years and I agree completely.