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“Torture Tape” Sadist UAE Royal Sheikh Issa Allegedly Involved in 25 Additional Tortures

May 3, 2009

THE OBSERVER , NEW YORK
Monday, May 04, 2009

Royal Sadistic Barbarian: UAE Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Royal Sadistic Barbarian: UAE Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The wealthy Gulf prince at the center of a “torture tape” scandal has been accused of attacking at least 25 other people in incidents that have reportedly also been caught on film.

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-­Nahyan, half-brother of the man who owns Manchester City football club, is now under investigation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the shocking tape showed him beating a man with a nailed plank, setting him on fire, attacking him with a cattle prod and running him over.

But now lawyers for US businessman Bassam Nabulsi, who smuggled the tape out of the UAE, have written to the justice minister of Abu Dhabi — the most powerful of the emirates that make up the UAE — claiming to have at least two hours of footage showing Issa attacking other victims.

“I have more than two hours of video footage showing Sheikh Issa’s involvement in the torture of more than 25 people,” wrote Texas-based lawyer Anthony Buzbee in a letter. […]

H/T igeldard

The original “Torture Tape” implicating UAE Royal Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan as reported by ABC News.

Warning: Video contains graphic content.


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A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member of the country’s royal family mercilessly torturing a man with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding nails.
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.
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Nabulsi says the video tapes were recorded by his brother, on orders from the Sheikh who liked to watch the torture sessions later in his royal palace.

Nabulsi’s Story at UAE Torture.com

The message for anyone traveling or doing business in the U.A.E. or Abu Dhabi is clear. Be careful, be very, very careful.

Cultural relativism be damned!

According to some anthropologists, cultural values are arbitrary, and therefore the values of one culture should not be used as standards to evaluate the behavior or persons outside that culture.
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Liberal societies, for all their faults, are morally superior and we should not be shy about saying so.

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