UAE Sheik a Vicious Torturer

A stunning report from ABC News: The channel has obtained a videotape showing Sheik Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, brother of the country’s crown prince, brutally whipping, electrocuting, and running over a terrified man lying prone in the desert. The United Arab Emirates has acknowledged the video and after conducting an investigation has said it found no illegal activity. The man who smuggled the tape, now in Houston, has sued the sheik, accusing him of torture. In the graphic video, the sheik—with the aid of a police officer in uniform—is shown stuffing sand into a man’s mouth, firing bullets within feet of the man, shocking him with a cattle prod, and finally running over him with an SUV. Sheik Issa is said to have become more violent and unstable following the death of his father in 2004. The U.S. government has yet to make any public remarks criticizing the UAE, one of its most important allies in the Middle East.