01 July, 2008

Swiss court convicts Emirates sheik

IHT:
A Swiss court has convicted a brother of the United Arab Emirates' ruler of assaulting an American man with his belt in a luxury Geneva hotel bar.

The Geneva police tribunal convicted Sheik Falah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of inflicting "bodily harm with the use of a dangerous object" and ordered him to pay a 10,000 Swiss francs fine ($9,820), according to the judgment obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

If the sheik fails to pay the fine, it will be converted into a 100-day prison term, the judgment said.

6 comments:

Keefieboy said...

Shoulda been a jail term anyway: a fine means absolutely nothing to these guys.

Editor said...

The shame means something......

Cars Cars Cars said...

I agree with the above comments

ColOman said...

why is he doing the belt beating, shouldn't it be the bodygurds.......or is he being down to earth and by doing the whipping himself?

Community service would be more suitable

huh said...

huh funny. they consider a belt "a dangerous weapon" yet it's bottled water they don't allow you to take aboard a plane...

Steve said...

I work for media company and an edict was sent round by the UAE governemnt not to print anything about this. Why? Is telling the truth un-Islamic? Un-Arabic?

Anyhow read the full story about this sadistic little dictator here.

http://www.keepingupwithjonas.com/keeping_up_with_jonas/2007/11/uae-royal-to-be.html

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