Will Gulf States Deliver on Talk of Human Rights Change?

Two stories from the Persian Gulf provoked shock and outrage from the international community in the past weeks. The first, from the United Arab Emirates, grew from a tape aired by ABC News of Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the royal family, brutally torturing an Afghan man in the desert. The second, from Saudi Arabia, was the annulment of what struck many in the the West as an unholy marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 58-year-old man. The incidents are distinct, one...Full Story
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