U.S. State Dept Official Questions Acquittal of UAE Royal Sheikh in Torture Trial

A senior U.S. State Department official said today the acquittal of a member of the United Arab Emirates royal family on torture charges was "not credible" as human rights groups denounced the outcome as a "joke." The State Department official spoke on condition of anonymity due to diplomatic sensitivities. In the official State Department briefing, spokesperson P.J. Crowley said "there are still questions that have been raised by this case." He said the U.S. wanted a "careful review of the...Full Story
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