Let us take a stroll down memory lane, to a time and an undisclosed place in a desert near Abu Dhabi, where Sheik Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who used a board with nails in it, to beat an Afghan servant before crunching the man’s testicles with a pair of callipers. The sheik, who is a member of the ruling family was found ”not guilty”.
UN report says UAE judiciary under ‘de facto’ control of rulers, calls for torture probe
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A United Nations report says the United Arab Emirates’ judiciary lacks independence, with power often centralized in the hands of prosecutors who are influenced by heads of government.
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, said the judicial system “remains under the de facto control of the executive branch.”
Some defendants also appear to have been tortured with electric shocks in detention. She says lawyers are working without detailed understanding of a critical state security law that was enacted but never published.