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"An abortion of justice," "the peak of farce and a mockery of humanity," .....

Those are just some of the words of outrage used by Arab commentators to describe an United Arab Emirates court decision to acquit Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan of torture and rape charges a graphic videotape of Issa (View Tape) abusing an Afghan merchant surfaced last year.

Al Ain Criminal Court ruled Sunday that Sheikh Issa, a brother of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, "cannot be held accountable for his actions because he was drugged" ... . The court did not dispute the fact that Issa is among those depicted in the tape torturing the Afghan with cattle prods and at one point running him over repeatedly with a sport-utility vehicle.


Al Ain Criminal Court, Abu Dhabi: Acquittal of prince's brother in UAE torture case met with Arab outrage

Featured Story: By 'UAE Human Rights' (An NGO working to stop UAE's human rights violations)

Read More at: Al Jazeera

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