mardi 11 octobre 2011

A crown prince torturer in Abu Dhabi.

On April 22, 2009, Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has appeared in a video of 45 minutes broadcast by the U.S. ABC television in the process of torturing a man and according to the accusations of his former partner, Bassam Nabulsi, confirmed by his American lawyer, Anthony Buzbee. He was involved in 25 other cases of torture.
          "I have more than two hours of video showing the involvement of Sheikh Issa in the torture of more than 25 people,"
wrote the lawyer Anthony Buzbee from Texas.
         "I also have access to at least three witnesses who will testify that all the brutality exhibited by Sheikh Issa in the videos is a course that is not recent (...) I can also provide any other witnesses who were actually present during several sessions of torture of Sheikh Issa, "
said the lawyer in this correspondence revealed by the British weekly The Observer.
         On the video, seen beating a man with a stick studded, make him eat sand and put salt on his wounds. Then we see a car roll over his legs.
         The victim tortured with the help of a police officer Mohammed Shah Poor, is a shopping Afghan accused of a lost shipment of grain worth $ 5,000 according to ABC.
         Counsel for the American businessman Bassam Nabulsi, a former associate of Sheikh also claiming to have been tortured, he wrote to the Department of Justice Abu Dhabi.
         According to Nabulsi, these videos were recorded by his brother on the orders of the Sheikh who loved to watch the torture sessions and then in his royal palace
         After the warning given by the advocacy organization of Human Rights “Human Rights Watch (HRW)”, the government of Abu Dhabi had indicated that the dispute between Sheikh Issa and his victim Afghanistan had been resolved and no complaint had been filed. He also condemned the behavior of the Sheikh and said that the Department of Justice would view the film and publish the findings as soon as possible.
         "Encouraged" by the fact that Abu Dhabi has decided to review the case, counsel for Mr. Nabulsi said, however, "skeptical about the chances of attending a real investigation, several officials of the Government of Abu Dhabi is aware of the problem for years, and members of the government being involved in some of these cases of torture”,
he says.
         The culprit was simply placed under house arrest. On January 10, 2010, the court of Al Ain (East) concluded that "at the time, Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was under the influence of drugs that caused him to lose consciousness of his actions."
"He could be held accountable," said the lawyer, Habib al-Mulla. Dubbed the "sheik to the belt," he struck with a belt, a client of Geneva palace "La Reserve" August 19, 2003.
         Sheikh Issa, the son of former President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Zayid bin Sultan al-Nahyan, brother of the ruler of Abu Dabhi, Sheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed Al-Nahyan, who was born in 1948, in power since the 3 November 2004, is also President of the UAE.
         Abu Dabhi, territory of 67,340 km2 has a population of 1,432,900 inhabitants. The emirate has 9% of the world's oil reserves (98.2 billion barrels) and almost 5% of natural gas reserves in the world (5.8 trillion cubic meters). It is the richest of the UAE in terms of GDP per capita.

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