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1 year for burning a man to death in UAE 23, January 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Emirates.
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Two UAE nationals and a Russian friend have had their sentence reduced to 1 year for burning their Pakistani driver to death. Originally the sentence for burning this man to death was a pathetic three years. Now that the appeal court reduced it, they are free men, having already served one year for burning the man to death. The families of the murders settled with the victims family, consistent with Sharia law. The Pakistani driver’s life was worth $200,000 to his family.

This utter travesty of justice comes soon after Sheikh Issa, a brother of the UAE’s ruler, was set free after a video of him torturing at length an Afghan man was publicised. He was, so the court discovered, unaware of his actions at the time as he was under the influence of drugs that had been administered to him unawares.