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Sheikh Issa cleared by court
Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the royal family in Abu Dhabi…
January 10, 2010 2:51 by kippreport
Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the royal family in Abu Dhabi, has been acquitted by the court of abusing an Afghani grain merchant in 2004, reports The National. He was charged with rape, endangering a life and causing bodily harm after a video allegedly showed him torturing the Afghan man was released.
Sheikh Issa’s lawyers had alleged in court that he was drugged by two of his former business partners, Bassam and Ghassan Nabulsi. The two brothers, who had filmed the abuse, have now been given a five-year jail term each, says the report.
Apart from the Sheikh, five of the other six defendants in the case were found guilty of the charges.