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'Justice' in the UAE
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/13/2010 3:53:31 AM

By: Troster

And the US keep on executing their citizens in old fashioned medieval style.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/10/2010 7:41:51 PM

By: David Marchant

Here's another one that would persuade me to leave Dubai in a hurry if I were an expatriate living there.

Briton jailed for four years in Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe

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Posted: 1/10/2010 7:30:55 PM

By: David Marchant

Below are two interesting articles about the United Arab Emirates.

Although neither has anything to do with international finance, given that Dubai, in particular, has been feverishly trying to establish itself as a credible IFC in recent years, the articles are very revealing in terms of how undeveloped and repulsive the UAE's criminal justice system is.

UAE sheikh cleared in videoed torture case


British woman arrested in Dubai after reporting rapeTourist celebrating her engagement told police she been raped by a waiter and was arrested for illegal sex with fiance

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/14/2010 7:32:00 AM

By: froggy

Given the state of their almost bankrupt economy, maybe the creditors would be well advised to not settle their debts and to ask for prompt repayments....

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/14/2010 7:04:09 AM

By: David Marchant

Lest anyone has any doubt about how repulsive and openly corrupt the UAE's criminal justice system is and its police and, ultimately, its government, then watch a video at

Remarkably, the monster (Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan) who was responsible for the brutal torture and attempted murder of the victim, as seen in the video, was acquitted, notwithstanding the fact that his criminal and despicable acts were taped.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/14/2010 6:15:42 AM

By: David Marchant

I would say that no method of execution is more medieval than 'stoning' and, in February, 2000, a court in the UAE ordered that an Indonesian domestic worker called Kartini bint Karim be stoned to death for adultery.

Fortunately, a court of appeal commuted the death sentence and, instead, sentenced her to one-year in prison.


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