UAE sheikh cleared of torture

Court in Abu Dhabi acquits president's brother of beating an Afghan grain trader.

    A court in Abu Dhabi has acquitted the man accused of beating an Afghan grain trader in 2004.

    Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, a member of the UAE royal family, claimed he was drugged by two other men, and therefore unaware of his actions, which included torturing the man with electric prods, driving over him and raping him.

    Thee men who released the tape have been given five years in jail.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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