söndag, januari 10, 2010

Arabernas förkastliga rättssystem

Låt mig först kortfattat återge vad som inträffade i Förenade Arabemiraten under 2004. Sheikh Issa som är bror till Förenade Arabemiratens president tyckte sig vara berättigad att straffa en afghansk flykting som var skyldig honom pengar. Genom att lagen i egna händer tillsammans med några poliser begav de sig till öknen vid Abu Dhabi där de började tortera Afghanen till den grad att han avled av sina skador. Hela tortyren filmades för att sheikhen skulle avnjuta tortyren när han kände sig nere. Historien och filmen spred sig på nätet och för en tid sedan höll man rättegång och nu idag kom utlåtande om vilket straff sheikhen skulle få för att ha torterat en person till döds.

Man frikände sheikhen då man kom fram till att sheikhen var drogad (inte vilka droger som helst utan han hade tagit sina starka mediciner och därav inte kunde avgöra vad som var rätt eller fel).
Är inte sheikhen material för avrättning? Jo men nu är det så att han är bror till presidenten. Därför skonar man honom. Så mycket för dessa jihadister och terrorister. De ger sig bara på oskyldiga och civila istället för att eliminerar cancersvulstar så som denna sheikh. Det skulle inte förvåna mig om denna sheikh finansierar terrorister i Afghanistan eller i Pakistan för att döda oskyldiga. Varför jo för att sheikhen njuter och tänder på detta.
Nedanstående text är hämtad från Aljazeera's hemsida:

UAE sheikh acquitted of torture

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, the brother of UAE president and Abu Dhabi emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, has been acquitted of charges of torture, his lawyer has said.

An Emirati court on Sunday acquitted Shiekh Issa despite a video tape of the 2004 incident showing him torturing an Afghan man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails.

"The court acquitted Sheikh Issa after establishing he was not responsible," for the torture, lawyer Habib al-Mulla said on Sunday.

"The court accepted our defence that the Sheikh was under the influence of drugs [medicine] that left him unaware of his actions," al-Mulla said.

Bassam and Ghassan Nabulsi, former business partners of Sheikh Issa, who filmed and kept the video tape, were sentenced in absentia to five years each in prison.

The video tape was handed to the ABC News channel last April.

Sheikh Issa was charged with rape, endangering a life and causing bodily harm, the Gulf National newspaper reported.

The torture victim was identified by Nabulsi as an Afghan grain dealer, Mohammed Shah Poor, who the sheikh accused of short changing him on a grain delivery to his royal ranch on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

Al-Mulla said that Sheikh Issa, who has been in detention for the past seven months, would be released following the acquittal.


Sheikh Issa's lawyer said that he was on a high amount of medication and that he was also drugged by the Nabulsi brothers.

He told the court they had orchestrated the incident and filmed it to use as blackmail, the National reported.

A forensic medicine expert told the court in the previous hearing that the medication Sheikh Issa was on could "cause anger, suicide, violence, depression and loss of memory".

Six other defendants faced charges for the 2004 incident, which took place in the oasis city of Al Ain.

Two of them were ordered to pay a "temporary compensation" of 10,000 dirhams ($2,724) to the Afghan, who can file a new lawsuit to claim full compensation, the lawyer added.

Three others employed at the farm where the torture took place were sentenced to between one and three years in jail. A guard at the farm was acquitted.

Savage beating

The tape shows Sheikh Issa viciously beating a worker in an empty stretch of the desert.

A man in a UAE police uniform is seen on the tape tying the victim's arms and legs, and later holding him down as the Sheikh pours salt on the man's wounds and then drives over him with his Mercedes SUV.

In a statement to ABC News in April, the UAE ministry of the interior said it had reviewed the tape and acknowledged the involvement of Sheikh Issa.

"The incidents depicted in the video tapes were not part of a pattern of behaviour," the interior ministry's statement said.

The government statement said its review found "all rules, policies and procedures were followed correctly by the police department".

Nabulsi is now suing the sheikh in federal court in Houston, Texas, where he resides, alleging he also was tortured by UAE police when he refused to turn over the tape to the sheikh following their falling out.

"They were my security, really, to make my case that this man is capable of doing what I say he can do," Nabulsi said in an ABC interview in April.

Nabulsi said Sheikh Issa ordered the recording of the tape because he liked to watch the torture sessions later in his royal palace.

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