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  • ‘Judgment Creditor Booklet to Enforce the UAE Judgment Debts’

    Date: 2015.12.21 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Police-Looting, ADIA, Al-Jazeera, Arbitration, Authoritarianism, Bahrain, Boycott Etihad Airways, Boycott Etihad Flight, Brilliant Lawyers Wanted, Delhi High Court, Democracy, Dictators, Diplomatic Protection, Etihad Airways, Extortion Abu Dhabi, Fraudulent Statements, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, India, India & UAE, Indian Diplomacy, Indo-Gulf Reparations, International Law, International Tourists, Investors duped, Investors sue UAE, Journey From Hell, Judgment Creditor, Judgment Creditor’s Case, Judgment Debtor, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Legacy of Torture in UAE, Mrs Justice Rose, Multi-billion Dollars Case, Other, Overseas Indians’ Legal Cell, P.K. Jabir, punishment, Reparation Mechanisms, Sarah Leah Whitson, Saudi Arabia, Saudi-UAE Dictators, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Sheikh Saif, Shipping, Sovereign Wealth Fund, The High Court London, UAE Constitution, UAE Judgment Equities, UAE Judgments For Sale, UAE’s $3bn Judgment Debts, United Arab Emirates, Willful Defaulters | Response: 0

    ‘Judgment Creditor’s Booklet to Enforce the UAE Judgment Debts’
    Monday 21 December, 2015 New Delhi [Reparation Law News] Download ‘Authentic Copy (PDF: 925 kb)

    'Judgment Creditor's Booklet to Enforce the UAE Judgment Debts'

    “The enforcement of UAE Judgment is stressful but ultimately very rewarding”!

    The ‘Judgment Creditor’ Unveils Country’s First Judgment Equity Funds: A Portfolio of UAE Judgments worth multi-billion US$ Dollars now on sale in equities. The Judgment Debtor is the State of UAE whose Ruler at the time was none other than the late ‘Sheikh Zayed himself, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and absolute Ruler of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’, and the assurance of gains is based on this very threshold!

    The ‘Decree Holder’, who was put to suffer physical, emotional and financial harm as a direct result of heinous crimes committed by the ‘Executive Branch of Abu Dhabi’, UAE, despite repeated ‘Decrees’ of the Highest Courts, now selling the Portfolios of UAE Debts. You can be the ‘Holder of Decree’ or a Creditor representing the ‘Decree holder’ (Judgment Creditor), at your place. “Avail this unique opportunity to secure your profit which jumps 5 to 10-folds and, simultaneously, become a ‘volunteer’ for the principles of Equity and Social Justice”.

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    The enforcement of UAE Judgment is stressful but ultimately very rewarding!

    [“A creditor is worse than a slave-owner,” Victor Hugo once wrote. “For the master only owns your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it."]
    There are diabolical debtors who hide Judicial decisions, commit fraud or other heinous acts to avoid honouring their obligations under the judgments. The enforcement process, therefore, becomes time consuming, expensive and stressful. Whatever the reason may be, the UAE Judgment debtor(s) will stand as the fiscally responsible party until the Court Judgment is satisfied. His responsibility to do so will pass on to his successor-in-office; the successor regime is obliged to compensate the victim of state wrongs.

    In the instant case, the ‘Defaulter-Judgment debtor(s)’ can be legally proceeded against. Besides, the Judgment Creditor is entitled to ‘Mortgage’ his Judgment; the Debtor’s assets could be seized and sold to satisfy the debts. The Judgment Creditor is also legally eligible to transfer his Judgment, part or whole.

    Feedback: “We are shocked at the incredible extent of inhuman cruelty against which the whole world should wake up. Your account should get wider publicity, so that larger number of people would become aware of such denial human rights”. … ‘Full Text’

    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A CASE LIKE THIS?

    A true story of ‘outright fraud’ perpetrated by a wealthiest ruling regime of the world, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    Getting a Judgment in a civil lawsuit means the ‘Decree holder’ is then entitled to recover the money and damages from the debtor. But in this unique and historic case that arose in Abu Dhabi, the ‘Emirati debtor’ , who took it as a revenge, trespassed into the office of the ‘Decree holder’ along with his accomplice, a ‘Policeman’ in plain clothes, who held a heavy iron rod of one meter length in one hand and on the other hand a chained handcuff; with which the Decree holder was beaten up in cold blood and a well-planned looting and extortion was forced up on.

    The policeman forcibly broke open the office locker with the iron rod in his hand and looted US$.4m worth money and valuables. The Decree holder locked the door and called the police for protection. The police did come, but instead of protecting him from the trespassers, they joined hands with them and the Decree holder was attacked further, shackled, brutally tortured and was literally dragged out of his office and taken to secret ‘detention centre’ . The Decree Holder who was the ‘complainant’ in the civil lawsuit in a ‘Real Estate Deal’ of a nine storeyed building against the said ‘Emirati debtor’, involving above USD 3,00,000.00 Per Annum (INR 2 Crores), way back in the year 1995, had been blackmailed, treated as a ‘criminal’ and was beaten near-death.

    The ‘Decree holder’ became unconscious and soon thereafter he was taken to hospital-emergency, Abu Dhabi. He was subjected to the greatest ordeals by being taken from hospital to an ‘underground lock-up’ and kept incommunicado in solitary confinement. The victim was later taken to central prison at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. It took a long period of six months for the person to have his first appearance in the Court. The victim was implicated for ‘using force against Government employee and assault’.

    The criminal court found that the case was fully false and fabricated, therefore, the Court ordered the Prosecution to investigate the crime committed by the policemen and the local. Instead, the Prosecution went to appeal. When the Apex Court of Abu Dhabi, comprising a three-judge panel, ordered the immediate release of the victim from prison, all of them dropped the charges they had deliberately made against the victim, the ‘Decree holder’.

    The Court ordered the state authority to prosecute both the policemen and the local Emirati and to restore the victim’s dignity and to compensate him for all his losses. “The Court, the three-judge supreme bench, praised the appropriate conduct and courage of the victim in their ‘Landmark Judgment’ and concluded that the victim is innocent; rather ‘a martyr.

    Even though the Juries in different Courts of Abu Dhabi, had taken a series of decisions in this case, in absolute terms in favour of the victim, strangely enough, none of those Court Orders were executed by the UAE authority. Instead of rightly accepting the blame for the gross misconduct of their Policemen and also the Prosecution, the ‘State authority issued an ‘extremely fraudulent order’ to expel the ‘Decree holder’ from their country, as if he had been punished for a crime. The ‘Decree holder’, the then holder of ‘four consecutive Judgments’ in absolute terms in his favour, therefore, was deported from the UAE, that too at highest risk of being multiplied victimization.

    ‘Such a punishable fraud of misrepresenting the facts perpetrated by the UAE authority, for deporting the ‘Judgment Creditor’, who was an Indian investor with ‘three valid trade licenses’ of well established and profitable ‘General Contracting and Trading Firms’ under his full ownership in Abu Dhabi’ (The assets of which were valued a minimum One Hundred Million US$ Dollars at the time of his mishap in Abu Dhabi), resulting in total destruction of his life, his businesses and his profession, adds inescapable burden on the ‘Wilful Defaulters’ of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Back in India, consequent on the gravest cruelties and injustices meted out to him in Abu Dhabi, UAE, it was the primary duty of the ‘Government of India’ to protect the ‘Judgment Creditor’, his dignity and justice; and to help the victims of many other forms in a similar situation in that country. Unfortunately, this historic case of a Non-resident Indian-investor had been buried in the darkness for two decades by the Indian authorities, despite repeated representations and two specific Judgments from Delhi High Court in 1997 & 2007 respectively which were filed by the ‘Judgment Creditor’ as directed by the Supreme Court of India.

    It was the statutory obligation of Government of India to take all necessary measures as instructed by the High Court of Delhi as early in the year of 1997 in order to enforce the valid Legal Judgments, passed by the Supreme Court of Abu Dhabi, UAE. “The subject who has suffered the injury is not the individual person but the State itself”; as explained by ‘Professor Theo van Boven’ (1934-1983).

    The sending state, Government of India, is solely responsible for the act or omission that violates the ‘Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) 1963’ particularly Article 5, enforced from 19-3-1967.

    “The foreign State, UAE, was bound to provide appropriate reliefs to the ‘Judgment Creditor’, whose ‘Constitutional Rights’ have been blatantly violated in the first place by Abu Dhabi police to extort money and valuables.

    The UAE authorities were further bound to provide proper remedies for the repeated victimizations which the ‘Judgment Creditor’ was forced to suffer as a consequence of the unique and the most barbaric, ‘fraudulent misrepresentation’ perpetrated by the executive branch to ‘deport’ him from that country. It has resulted in the colossal losses of billions of US$ Dollars to the Judgment Creditor’s various business institutions in the UAE, apart from the consequences of his physical and psychological trauma, the emotional pain and ‘sufferings’ which forced him to live a lost life for all the years that followed”.

    Get the full story behind ‘Abu Dhabi Police Looting’ at CNN: “Marking the 20th Anniversary of the ‘Abu Dhabi Police-Looting’ in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”

    ‘Indo-Gulf Reparation Mechanisms’

    The accumulated ‘case histories of injustices’ received by the ‘Overseas Indians’ Legal Cell (Est.1996)’ from different quarters of Arab Gulf, forced the ‘Judgment Creditor’ to endeavour towards formulation and implementation of the ‘Mutual Human Rights Law and Reparation Mechanisms’ between the Government of India and the Gulf (Gulf Cooperation Council – GCC) countries, mandating our elected representatives and officials to effectively intervene in eliminating discrimination and imbalances of ‘Indian Diaspora’ working in different countries.

    The enforcement of Judgments and legal remedies is a fundamental element of the rule of law which is an integral part of ‘Indo-Gulf Reparation’ Movement; this also involves the recognition and protection of the dignity of individuals. The mandate of the UN General Assembly resolution ‘A/RES/60/147’ reads the ‘States should ensure that their domestic law is consistent with their international legal obligations’.

    The regional inter-Governmental Human Rights Mechanisms of ‘American States’ signed with its neighbouring countries in 1948, the ‘Council of Europe’ adopted it in 1950, and the similar ‘Charter in Africa’ adopted in 1987, are prominent illustrations of the expanding vistas of Human Rights. This constitutional approach basically protects them from all forms of exploitation and social injustices from foreign States even outside the Charter.

    It’s a ‘shameful fact’ that similar arrangements haven’t even been conceived yet by the Government of India. As a result, the Indian expatriates are exposed to the extreme degree of Human Rights Violations in the Arab Gulf. Once the ‘Charter’ is implemented, millions of ‘Indian Diaspora’ and their families will be the primary beneficiaries of ‘Indo-Gulf Reparation Mechanisms’ .

    The preface of ‘Indo-Gulf Reparations’ Booklet’ was written by the late ‘Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer’ (a renowned Jurist and former Judge of the Supreme Court of India), and the covering letter was written by ‘Mr. K. Sukumaran’ , a former Judge of the High Courts of Kerala and Bombay, who pleaded for the ‘Judgment Creditor’ before the Supreme Court and the High Court of Delhi. Link: ‘Indo-Gulf Reparation Mechanisms’ .

    HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S THE LEGAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

    “The Doctrine of State Immunity”

    In a landmark case, the ‘secret’ wife of the late King of Saudi Arabia has won the right to sue his son and Saudi prince for breaching a contract. The king’s son, argued he had “state immunity” and the court had no jurisdiction to try Mrs Harb’s claim. But Mrs Justice Rose, the High Court of England and Wales, threw out the prince’s argument, confirming that personal immunity ceases when a head of State is no longer in office for any reason. Link: ‘U.K. High Court Judgment’

    “Decree Holders Entitled to Enjoy Fruits of the Decree Expeditiously” -
    Says Supreme Court of India !

    A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has observed that Decree Holders must enjoy the fruits of the decree obtained by them in an expeditious manner. The Bench, speaking through Justice Dave, has noted the unscrupulous tactics used by Judgment Debtors to evade the process of law and eventually frustrate the entire efforts of a Decree Holder in getting the decree executed. Link: ‘Supreme Court Judgment’

    “How does fraud affect a victim? ‘The impact of fraud on victims’ -
    Supreme Court of India

    The term “Fraud” has been clearly analyzed and adjudged by the highest Judiciary of India. The Supreme Court reiterated that ‘fraud vitiates all’ and also the age old saying ‘Fraud avoids all judicial acts ecclesiastical or temporal’. Fraud is an act of deliberate deception with a design to secure something, which is otherwise not due. The expression “fraud” involves two elements, deceit and injury to the person deceived. It is a cheating intended to get an advantage. Link: ‘Supreme Court Judgment’

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    “Support the “Judgment Creditor” to strengthen the Integrity of the Judiciary and people’s confidence in our Justice System”

    Funds are proposed to be raised by distribution of shares. One can invest a sum as small as USD$ 350.00 or equivalent currency in the ‘Portfolios of UAE Judgments’ now on sale. The UAE Judgments, against the ‘Abu Dhabi Executive Branch’, have been guaranteed three times more value of their investment. This is a special opportunity to the UAE lobbyists, those who believe in the present ‘Status and Future of the UAE’.

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    End Note: The observation of ‘Hillary Clinton’ on strength and money as essentials linked with Human Rights could be usefully extracted. They read: “Strength, Money, and Knowledge – we cannot do anything without them” – ‘Judgment Creditor’.

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  • ‘UAE behind airstrikes in Libya; a naked violation of Libyan sovereignty’

    Date: 2014.08.25 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries, ADIA, Al-Jazeera, Authoritarianism, Bahrain, Blackwater Mercenaries, Boycott Etihad Airways, Boycott Etihad Flight, Democracy, Dictators, Egypt Coup Funding, Etihad Airways, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, India & UAE, International Law, Investors sue UAE, Military Expenditure, Military Intervention, Other, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Sheikh Saif, Sovereign Wealth Fund, U.S. Mercenaries, United Arab Emirates, Violation of Sovereignty | Response: 0

    ‘UAE behind airstrikes in Libya; a naked violation of Libyan sovereignty’ August 25,2014 Reparation News

    Islamist fighters in the Libya Dawn coalition guarded the main airport in Tripoli, Libya

    Islamist fighters in the Libya Dawn coalition guarded the main airport in Tripoli, Libya.

    The U.S. officials confirmed that the United Arab Emirates’ jets secretly launched two attacks in seven days on the Islamists in Tripoli using bases in Egypt. The strikes failed to stop militias from Misrata and other cities, which operate under the banner Libya Dawn and include some Islamist groups, seizing the airport from Zintan, a UAE backed militia group, that had controlled it since 2011.

    The Egyptian and U.A.E. role in the strikes was first reported by the New York Times. “The United Arab Emirates has secretly carried out air strikes against militias in Libya using bases in Egypt. But the United States did not take part or provide any assistance in the bombing raids, two US officials said on Monday”. “The UAE carried out those strikes,” one of the officials told AFP news agency on condition of anonymity, confirming a report in the New York Times.

    The first air strikes took place a week ago, focusing on targets in Tripoli held by the Brotherhood-affiliated militias that signs pointed to the UAE said by American officials. But some officials found it hard to believe that the U.A.E. would risk a regional backlash.

    A second round was conducted south of the city early on Saturday targeting rocket launchers, military vehicles and a warehouse, according to the newspaper. Those strikes may have represented a bid to prevent the imminent capture of the Tripoli airport, but proved counterproductive, the militia forces later prevailed and seized control of it.

    The UAE provided warplanes, aerial refuelling planes and aviation crews to bomb Libya, while Cairo offered access to its air bases, the paper said.

    The Egyptian authorities have denied involvement, and there has been no direct comment from the UAE. Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, was sceptical about Egypt and UAE involvement. “I don’t believe it,” he told the Reuters news agency in New York.

    When asked about the air strikes, a Libyan cabinet minister expressed surprise at the reports of their provenance, and said that Libya did not want direct military intervention, reported the Guardian News.

    A joint statement signed by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States said that “outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya’s democratic transition”.

    Resource Links:

    Photograph: Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

    Two US officials say United Arab Emirates carried out air raids against militias using bases in Egypt

    UAE and Egypt behind bombing raids against Libyan militias, say US officials – The Guardian

    Libya crisis: US ‘caught off-guard’ by air strikes

    UAE’s State-sponsored Terrorism & Funding for Coup in the Middle East

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    Reports on ‘Human Rights in the UAE’

    Promoting Human Rights Values in the Digital Age. Let’s Join

    The title, the ‘Judgment Debtor’ is reserved to describe the person who owes the ‘Judgment Creditor’ the amount (damages) stated in the criminal judgments and has not paid the debt. In common law in the UAE, the debtors will be jailed until they have paid their debt. Read CNN iReport “The Judgment Debtor, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate”

  • The Wanton Deployment of Secret Mercenary Armies

    Date: 2014.07.10 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries, Authoritarianism, Bahrain, Blackwater Mercenaries, Dictators, Egypt Coup Funding, Etihad Airways, Fraudulent Statements, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Law, Military Expenditure, Other, P.K. Jabir, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Sheikh Saif, U.S. Mercenaries | Response: 0

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    The Wanton Deployment of Secret Mercenary Armies
    Jabir P July 10, 2014 Reparation Law News Service, New Delhi.

    In Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S.-led private security contractors have been linked to anti coalition activities, murder, bribery, and kidnapping. This pattern has now been actively introduced into already volatile regions, like East Ukraine and the Middle Eastern nations.

    Russia is calling on the United States to take steps to curb involvement of foreign mercenaries in the ongoing military operation in Ukraine. Engaging mercenaries is totally in violation of the rules and regulations contained in the UN Convention of the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries.

    U.S. mercenaries, formerly known as Blackwater, are reportedly taking part in Ukraine’s military operations against the people fighting for their rights in south-eastern regions of Ukraine.

    The U.S. State Department officials say the allegations that there are ‘U.S mercenaries’ operating in Ukraine are false.”

    Blackwater is a private military contracting firm founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997. Blackwater mercenaries were made infamous during the invasion of Iraq for their frequent and unprovoked killings of dozens of innocent civilians. It includes the massacre of 17 civilians in Iraq by Blackwater employees, the FBI found. “I put myself and my company at the C.I.A.’s disposal for some very risky missions” says Erik Prince, the former CEO of Blackwater Worldwide.

    Late last year, Prince published a book, Civilian Warriors. ‘The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror’. Mr. Prince writes that his company has been demonized around the world, because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater’s contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out; he is bound under the terms of his non-disclosure agreement with the U.S. agencies’.

    Erik Prince sold his Corporation’s US-based 7,000-acre training facility in Moyock, North Carolina in 2010 to a group of investors close to his family, which is now known as ‘Academi’. Prince retained all rights to the Blackwater name as well as the control of numerous companies that once operated under the umbrella of Blackwater.

    Erik Prince is now resettled in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates with his so-called mercenary army grouped under Reflex Responses, known as R2, alongside the UAE Armed Force, Zayed Military City of Abu Dhabi.

    Last year, the Colombia’s defense ministry was alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the UAE to join a highly paid American-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, for his security company Blackwater (rebranded “Xe”). Prince’s mercenary forces in the UAE, is made up largely of Colombian soldiers, who have acquired this capability and skill through training they have received from the Israeli, US and British experts.

    Erik Prince was hired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, to deliver an 800-strong first test battalion for the UAE. The $529m initial deal between Mr Prince and the Crown Prince is slated to run through May 2015. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the immediate ruler of the United Arab Emirates.

    While the actual assignment given to Mr. Prince, the founder of a controversial security company Blackwater was to silence the pro-democratic activists inside and outside the country, the UAE took a stand that they were brought only to impart training for a Special Security Group.

    UAE is a federation of seven Emirates situated on the Arabian Peninsula, is attributed to authoritarian regime and most powerful among them being Emirate of Abu Dhabi, holding 9% of the world’s oil reserves and 5% of the world’s gas reserves. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    The late Sheikh Zayed, installed in August 1966 as head of the oil-rich Abu Dhabi, through a British-led coup against his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut (Ruled:1928-66). Zayed was in power until his death in Nov. 2, 2004. Sheikh Khalifa, the eldest son of Sheikh Zayed, succeeded him to the leadership of Abu Dhabi and UAE.

    The ruling regime of UAE is notorious for its Human Rights records. It restricts people’s freedom and controls them by arbitrary arrests, torture, enforced disappearances and killings. The regime is continued to suppress the press by imposing tough laws in the Emirates, set up massive funds, men and machinery to crush down all democratic aspirations across the Arab world. This is done out of their fear that the struggles for democracy may, in turn, take over their regime as well. Hundreds of innocents are being killed in the process in neighbouring countries such as Bahrain and Egypt.

    According to ‘Global Research Centre’ the force is aimed at suppressing the people’s struggles in the Gulf countries, with interventions similar to those in Bahrain. It was reported that, once the efficiency of the battalion has been tested, Abu Dhabi will fund worth billions of dollars for a whole brigade of several thousand mercenaries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed is a trusted Pentagon associate. He also supports military intervention directed against Iran. The crown prince and his friend Erick Prince, however, are the executors of the project, which was decided in Washington. Its purpose was revealed in documents quoted by the New York Times.

    Mercenaries are mostly former military personnel or ex-policemen who kill people just for money. By taking recourse to the formation of a brutal private mercenary army, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi has demonstrated his intention to resist civil uprisings with violent repression. Blackwater has been involved since the first days of the occupation in Iraq and had 30 plus casualties including in a high-profile incident in Fallujah. By organizing a private hard-core mercenary army to crush their own people, UAE has violated all norms of Human Rights and undermined the international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions.

    The 1989 U.N. Convention represents an endeavour by the international community to outlaw mercenarism in all its manifestations and consists of 21 articles. According to Article 5 of the Convention, States Parties shall not recruit, use, finance or train mercenaries for the purpose of opposing the legitimate exercise of the inalienable right of peoples to self-determination, as recognized by international law, and shall take, in conformity with international law, the appropriate measures to prevent the recruitment, use, financing or training of mercenaries for that purpose. (Ref.2)

    Threats posed by Mercenaries

    “Mercenaries pose a threat not only to security, but also to human rights and potentially to the right of peoples to self-determination,” said Faiza Patel, who chaired the study. The study said mercenaries were used in the past to fight in wars between countries but recently the Governments had used mercenaries against their own populations. It said private military and security companies receive between $20 billion and $100 billion per year. (Ref.3)

    Responding to complaints and questionnaire sent by Ms. Faiza Patel, Chair-Rapporteur of the U.N. Working Group, who has been studying the issues of private military and security companies, in regards with the laws regulating the activities of recruits or engaging mercenaries in the country, the UAE replied in a dishonest and fraudulent manner that no mercenary group is working in the UAE as a means of violating human rights. The foreign security companies operating in the UAE are under the supervision of the UAE Ministry of Interior, further that their scope of work is limited to “preventive security protection’. License granted to these security companies do not grant them powers of judicial control and their personnel are prohibited from acquiring or carrying any fire arms in accordance to Article 10, 12 and 16 of Federal Decree 37 of year 2006 concerning private companies and their executive regulations”. (Ref.4)

    “Blackwater is the modern version of mercenaries that have been used by corrupt governments and regimes throughout history,” American investigative journalist Alex Jones said during an interview with Press TV’s US Desk. According to Jones, Blackwater, which represents the “21st century death squad,” carries out any mission it is paid to do.

    The former employees of Blackwater said that in recruiting the Colombians and others from halfway around the world, subordinates were following his strict rule: hire no Muslims. Muslim soldiers, Mr. Prince warned, could not be counted on to kill fellow Muslims. For him, there is no legal accountability and no internationally accepted criteria as they will operate outside any known jurisdictions and most probably in stealth. Prince’s latest venture in the UAE has the hallmarks of government-sponsored military anarchy.

    The executed contract between the Blackwater, American-led mercenaries and the UAE authority is available below for reference. “Copy of Mercenary Contract between the GHQ Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Blackwater, now called Xe Services [Reflex Responses Management Consultancy or R2 ] of Abu Dhabi for June 2010 to May 2015” (The contract is renewable in 2015) (Ref.5)

    As against these crude facts and verifiable truth, the denial of the UAE about presence of any mercenary group reflects and reinforces its Human Rights Violations, cruelties and the tendency of cheating its own people, renowned experts, academic institutions and the UN commissions as a whole. This is an alarming and disgraceful situation to every one!

    The Luanda Draft Convention again stressed the responsibility of individual states to prevent their nationals from taking part in mercenary activities, as well as those individual persons defined as mercenaries. State responsibility, as such, is conveyed in Article 319 that makes government officials who undertake to employ, aid, or recruit mercenaries liable for criminal prosecution. Thus, failure by a State to carry out the prosecution of officials who had undertaken such activities would, argues Taulbee, ‘create international responsibility on the part of the offending State’. (Ref.6)

    Appendage

    “Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword’ is an old saying. It means those who take the sword, shall perish by the sword. Read below what others say about:
    “Prince could one day turn on his employers, shoot up their palaces, and stand astride their glittering towers as lord of all he surveys. And a South African mercenary with a pencil moustache could run the Emirati justice ministry, conjuring up memories of a regime we assumed was long dead. Stranger things have happened. One hopes, for the al-Nayhan’s sake, they have a good contract in place, and a new New Model Army to counter their New Model Army. Erik Prince might turn out to be their most dangerous high-end acquisition”. DM

    About the Author

    The author, Mr. Jabir, an Indian businessman and investor, who was closely associated with the Private Department of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the then Emir of Abu Dhabi and also the President of United Arab Emirates. In November, 1996, Jabir became the Whistleblower, taken efforts to improve the regime’s brutal prison conditions by exposing the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment prevailing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. …More about the Author

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  • UAE is ranked the world’s fifteenth biggest military spender

    Date: 2014.04.14 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, Al-Jazeera, Authoritarianism, Bahrain, Democracy, Dictators, Egypt Coup Funding, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Legacy of Torture in UAE, Middle East Monitor, Military Expenditure, Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saif, Sovereign Wealth Fund, UAE Judgments For Sale, United Arab Emirates | Response: 0

    UAE's military occupation in Bahrain to help  suppress a popular revolt

    UAE’s military occupation in Bahrain to help crush the democratic uprising in the country.

    UAE is ranked the world’s fifteenth biggest military spender
    April 14, 2014 Stockholm, Sweden

    UAE is ranked to fifteenth place with $19 billion in the list of SIPRI Military Expenditure Database 2014.

    Middle Eastern nations increased their military expenditure by billions of dollars last year, Saudi Arabia, the largest spender in the region, increased spending by 14 per cent to a total of $67.0 billion in 2013. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ranked to fifteenth place with $19 billion. The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI

    Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org.

    According to the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) Military Expenditure Database, the gobal military expenditure was $1747 billion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The database describes the global, regional and national trends in military expenditure that are revealed by the new data.

    The fall in the global total comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding the USA increased by 1.8 per cent.

    The next three highest spenders—China, Russia and Saudi Arabia—all made substantial increases, with Saudi Arabia leapfrogging the United Kingdom, Japan and France to become the world’s fourth largest military spender. China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the 23 countries around the world that have more than doubled their military expenditure since 2004.

    The fall in US spending in 2013, by 7.8 per cent, is the result of the end of the war in Iraq, the beginning of the drawdown from Afghanistan, and the effects of automatic budget cuts passed by the US Congress in 2011. Meanwhile, austerity policies continued to determine trends in Western and Central Europe and in other Western countries.

    ‘The increase in military spending in emerging and developing countries continues unabated,’ said Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman, Director of SIPRI’s Military Expenditure Programme. ‘While in some cases it is the natural result of economic growth or a response to genuine security needs, in other cases it represents a squandering of natural resource revenues, the dominance of autocratic regimes, or emerging regional arms races.’

    Saudi Arabia and Iraq dominate increase in the Middle East

    Military spending in the Middle East increased by 4.0 per cent in 2013, reaching an estimated $150 billion. Saudi Arabia’s spending increased by 14 per cent, to reach $67 billion, possibly due to tensions with Iran but also the desire to maintain strong and loyal security forces to insure against potential ‘Arab Spring’ type protests.

    Maintaining regime survival in the face of internal opposition is also the likely motive for Bahrain’s 26 per cent increase. However, the largest regional increase was by Iraq (27 per cent), as it continued the rebuilding of its armed forces.

    ‘Military spending data for Iran, Qatar, Syria and the United Arab Emirates are not available for 2013, which means that the estimated regional total is highly uncertain. This reflects the general opacity of military spending in the region, and even where data is available it may not cover all military spending,’ said Dr Perlo-Freeman.

    Resources fuelling arms acquisitions in Africa

    Military spending in Africa increased by 8.3 per cent in 2013, reaching an estimated $44.9 billion. Over two-thirds of the African countries for which data is available increased military spending in 2013. Algeria became the first country in Africa with military spending over $10 billion, an increase of 8.8 per cent since 2012, and of 176 percent since 2004. Meanwhile, Angola increased its spending by 36 per cent in 2013, to overtake South Africa as the largest military spender in sub-Saharan Africa, and the second highest on the continent. High oil revenues appear to be a factor driving both Algeria’s and Angola’s military spending increases.

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    TABLE: Countries with highest military expenditure in 2013

    1) USA: $640 billion
    2) China: $188 billion
    3) Russia: $87.8 billion
    4) Saudi Arabia: $67 billion
    5) France: $61.2 billion
    6) UK: $57.9 billion
    7) Germany: $48.8 billion
    8) Japan: $48.6 billion
    9) India: $47.4 billion
    10) South Korea: $33.9 billion
    11) Italy: $32.7 billion
    12) Brazil: $31.5 billion
    13) Australia: $24 billion
    14) Turkey: $19.1 billion
    15) UAE: $19 billion

    (Principal Source: SIPRI)

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    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ranked to fifteenth place with $19 billion in the list of annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. Terror is being practiced by the Regime of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, against its own people, foreign nationals and its neighboring countries. Some of the links to the UAE’s state-sponsored terrorism are as in the following: 

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala eyes bigger regional military supply chain role

    Date: 2014.04.06 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, ADIA, Al-Jazeera, Authoritarianism, Bahrain, Boycott Etihad Airways, Boycott Etihad Flight, Democracy, Dictators, Etihad Airways, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, India & UAE, International Law, Journey From Hell, Judgment Creditor, Legacy of Torture in UAE, Migrant Workers, Mubadala, Sarah Leah Whitson, Sheikh Saif, Sovereign Wealth Fund, UAE Judgments For Sale, United Arab Emirates | Response: 0

    democracy-vs-uae_regime-Strap-on-bomb-kit-systemsAbu Dhabi’s Mubadala eyes bigger regional military supply chain role
    April 6, 2014 Abu Dhabi

    Mubadala, a public joint stock company (PJSC), by the Government of of Abu Dhabi, UAE, is looking at how it can become a bigger player in the region’s military supply chain, its top aerospace executive said on Sunday. “What we would like to do is see how we can synergize these activities and line them up in a manner where we can actually start building a bigger presence in the region,” said Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO, Mubadala Aerospace and Engineering Services.

    ‘Democracy Vs. Authoritarianism’
    A photograph of ‘Al Tariq’ Strap-on bomb kit systems, manufactured by Tawazun Dynamics

    Mubadala, Tawzaun and Emirates Advanced Investment announced last week that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore a unification of their defence services businesses. Al Shermmari, speaking at a media roundtable in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, confirmed that discussions between the three companies will start immediately. However, he stopped short of confirming a full-fledged merger of the three.

    He said the companies will be open about their strategies so that they can find a mutually beneficially model.

    Al Shemmari said he is interested in providing training, maintenance, supply chain, storage management and maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the region.

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    ‘Al Tariq’ Strap-on bomb kit systems, manufactured by Tawazun Dynamics
    The UAE Armed Forces has recently placed an order for the production of an undisclosed quantity of Tawazun Dynamics’ Al Tariq precision-guided weapon systems at a total value of Dh 1.8 billion (US$500 million). Al Tariq is a family of strap-on bomb kit systems, custom made for Mk81, Mk82 and Mk83 bombs. Expertly utilising GPS/INS guidance, increased targeting accuracy by utilising Semi Active Laser or Imaging Infrared seekers. Al Tariq provides users with all weather, day/night operational capabilities.

    About Mubadala Development Company
    ‘Mubadala’ was established in October 2002 as a public joint stock company (PJSC), by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, as a principal agent. Focused on investment and development across multiple sectors, Mubadala’s portfolio is valued at more than US $55 billion. Mubadala is an active investor in sectors and geographies that hold exciting potential and tangible returns, working in partnership with a number of world-class organizations. As of 2013, Mubadala has operations spanning in more than 17 countries. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is Chairman of the company. Mubadala is the Arabic word for “exchange.”

    About Tawazun Dynamics
    Tawazun Dynamics was set up in September 2012 as a joint venture between Tawazun Holding and the Dynamics division of South Africa’s largest defence manufacturer, Denel.
    Tawazun Dynamics, a member of the Tawazun Group, is operating its Abu Dhabi-based facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of precision-guided systems for conventional air munitions. The company is 51% owned by Tawazun and 49% by Denel.

    IDEX

    The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), Abu Dhabi,is the region’s largest tri-service defence show for the industry to showcase emerging technology, equipment, trends and strategy. “Mubadala is the principal participant of the IDEX along with eight of its subsidiary companies that support the UAE Armed Forces and regional militaries. From 2011 onward, the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) running in parallel, the combined events will feature a comprehensive array of land, sea and air defence systems and equipment.

    NAVDEX
    NAVDEX, the Maritime Security Area features local and international exhibitors who specialise in naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts. NAVDEX also features, on-water exhibits, daily demonstrations and visiting navy vessels. Abu Dhabi Ship Building, a Mubadala subsidiary, is a leading participant at the NAVDEX. IDEX and NAVDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

    About Abu Dhabi
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven Emirates situated on the Arabian peninsula. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has a population of 2 million and holds 9% of the world’s oil reserves and 5% of the world’s gas reserves. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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  • Etihad flight diverted by reported bathroom arsonist

    Date: 2014.02.19 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, ADIA, Al-Jazeera, April, Bahrain, Boycott Etihad Flight, Dictators, Egypt Coup Funding, Etihad Airways, Fraudulent Statements, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, India & UAE, International Law, Investors sue UAE, Other, Overseas Indians’ Legal Cell, punishment, Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saif, Sovereign Wealth Fund, UAE Judgments For Sale, United Arab Emirates, US Caselaw | Response: 0

    etihad-airways-plane-arsonist-attack-abu-dhabiEtihad flight diverted by reported bathroom arsonist
    February 19, 2014 By Frances Cha, CNN

    A reported arsonist on board an Etihad Airways flight is being blamed for an emergency landing.

    According to Etihad Airways, flight EY461 from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi had to make an emergency stop in Jakarta on Monday after smoke was detected in bathrooms mid-flight.

    “It was very smoky, and it felt like the aircraft had filled with smoke,” said passenger Sarah Jefferey, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.

    “When smoke was detected in two of the toilets … the captain decided to divert the aircraft as a precautionary measure and land in Jakarta in order to allow the authorities to assist him to conduct a security assessment of the situation,” said the airline in a statement.

    After a search of the aircraft, passengers and carry-on luggage, the flight took off from Jakarta, continuing to Abu Dhabi.

    Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, didn’t say whether any passengers were removed from the flight in Jakarta.

    According to an updated statement from the airline, 12 passengers are being held by Abu Dhabi security authorities.

    No arrests have been made.

    More smoke

    Despite strict controls over passenger movements instituted by the pilot, that wasn’t the end of the smoking bathrooms.

    Yet another toilet smoke alarm went off two hours before arrival in Abu Dhabi.

    At this point, flight attendants ceased normal service to take up watch at each restroom and to monitor passenger access, said the airline.

    The plane landed in Abu Dhabi four hours behind schedule.

    No injuries were reported.

    First person account

    While Etihad Airways’ official statement made no mention of an arsonist — simply noting that smoke had been detected on board — several passengers say they were told upon landing in Jakarta that someone had started fires on the plane.

    Passenger Graham Foote, a singer traveling to Abu Dhabi for a performance, told CNN he became aware of the issue when cabin lights suddenly came on five hours into the flight.

    “I looked at the inflight map and discovered that we were 90 minutes out from our destination, which seemed unusual given it’s a 13-hour flight,” said Foote.

    “The captain then came over the intercom and announced that there had been a security breach and that we were diverting to Jakarta.”

    Other passengers say the reason for the diversion was explained to them only after landing in Jakarta.

    “Upon arrival in Jakarta, we were told that a passenger had attempted to light two fires on the aircraft,” said Foote.

    When more smoke began coming from the bathroom following the Jakarta takeoff, all semblance of normal service — including food and drink service — was abandoned.

    “Approximately two hours (away) from Abu Dhabi, we were informed that the arsonist had made another attempt and that all service was to be suspended,” said Foote.

    “The cabin staff also further restricted bathroom access at this point, checking the trash and toilet after every passenger had been inside.”

    Suspects

    While the Sydney Morning Herald reports that a female passenger is a suspect, Foote said that two men “of Middle Eastern origin” seemed to be the subjects of investigation and were detained by police upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.

    “One of the guys had a very nervous demeanor and intermittently changed seats throughout the flight from directly in front of me to another vacant seat with his travel companion,” said Foote.

    “During the first flight, when he entered the bathroom about seven staff members were congregated around the area, two of whom held fire extinguishers.”

    Upon landing at Abu Dhabi Airport, all passengers and crew were interviewed by authorities.

    Etihad Airways has not commented on suspects, stating only that the event is still under investigation.

    Abu Dhabi police are also investigating the incident.

    Passengers have lauded the airline’s crew for rising to the occasion.

    Passenger Paul Ross wrote to CNN praising the airplane crew’s response.

    “The crew on this flight should be highly commended,” wrote Ross.

    “They dealt with these incidents with complete professionalism. They ensured there was no panic and kept passengers on the plane calm and settled.”

    Foote called the crew’s response “extraordinary.”

    As for his own state of mind during the episode, Foote said that the flight felt “so surreal it didn’t really feel dangerous.”

    “Like most passengers on board, my biggest reaction was frustration at the delay and anger toward the person or persons who were attempting to light the fire.”

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  • Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: United Arab Emirates

    Date: 2014.01.28 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, Al-Jazeera, Bahrain, Democracy, Dictators, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Law, Judgment Creditor, Legacy of Torture in UAE, P.K. Jabir, Sarah Leah Whitson, UAE Judgments For Sale, United Arab Emirates, US Caselaw | Response: 0

    human-rights-watch-world-report-2014Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: United Arab Emirates
    January 28, 2014 Human Rights Watch

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to crack down on freedom of expression and association. The authorities are arbitrarily detaining scores of individuals they suspect of links to domestic and international Islamist groups. A court convicted 69 dissidents in July after a manifestly unfair trial, in which evidence emerged of systematic torture at state security facilities. The UAE made no reforms to a system that facilitates the forced labor of migrant workers. Plans to ameliorate conditions for female domestic workers fall short of the standards outlined in the convention on domestic workers that the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted in 2012.

    Torture and Fair Trial

    In July, the Federal Supreme Court sentenced 69 Emirati dissidents to prison terms of up to 10 years on charges of aiming to overthrow the government after a mass trial of a total of 94 defendants marred by violations of fair trial standards, including credible allegations that the defendants endured torture in pretrial detention. The court acquitted 25 of the defendants.

    Authorities held at least 64 of the detainees at undisclosed locations for up to a year before the trial began in March, and many of the detainees had no access to legal assistance until late February. Prior to the opening of the trial, security officials denied international observers entry to the UAE. Authorities prevented other observers who had been admitted to the country from entering the court, despite the fact that they had complied with the stipulated procedures.

    At the first trial hearing, some of the defendants told the judge they had been seriously ill-treated during their months in detention. In June, rights groups received 22 statements written by some of the 94 people on trial that corroborated these claims. All but six of those who wrote statements said that officials subjected them to temperature extremes and interrogated them while they were blindfolded. Two said their interrogators threatened them with electrocution.

    Other detainees in the UAE have also alleged that they endured ill-treatment that in some cases amounted to torture. Officials held Egyptian journalist Anas Fouda in custody for 35 days after state security officers detained him in July, and after his release, he said that officials kept him in solitary confinement, with extremes of temperature and harsh lighting that resulted in sleep deprivation. Saud Kulaib, an Emirati national, spent five months in incommunicado detention between December 29 and May 27. In addition to enduring solitary confinement,

    extremes of temperature, and sleep deprivation, he told family members and other inmates that officers beat him, sliced his hand open with a razor blade, threatened to pull out his fingernails, and told him that his wife was in detention and on hunger strike.

    Fourteen Egyptians are at time of writing in Al Wathba jail after spending up to seven months in incommunicado detention before their transfer there in June. They did not have access to a lawyer until September 22 and their family members claim they had been subjected to physical and psychological torture in detention.

    Freedom of Association and Expression

    Those convicted in the mass trial all have ties to an Emirati Islamist group, al-Islah, that has advocated political reform in the UAE. The judgment in the case indicates that the judge convicted them solely on the basis of their exercise of their rights to freedom of association and expression. The bulk of the evidence in the 243-page judgment focuses on the peaceful political activities of the accused and their ties to al-Islah, which the judgment asserts is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The only evidence that suggests any intention to overthrow the government is a confession by one defendant, Ahmed al-Suweidi, whom authorities forcibly disappeared for five months after his arrest on March 26, 2012. In court, al-Suweidi denied all the charges. There is nothing in the judgment aside from al-Suweidi’s disputed confession that suggests those convicted were doing anything other than expressing opinions in the context of an organization whose goal was political reform.

    The authorities continue to arbitrarily detain individuals with suspected links to peaceful Islamist groups and to arrest and prosecute people for criticizing the government.

    In April, an Abu Dhabi court sentenced Abdulla al-Hadidi to 10 months in prison for publishing false details of a public trial session via the Internet. Al-Hadidi had attended four court sessions of the UAE’s mass trial and had posted comments about what he witnessed on social media sites.The court’s judgment invoked the UAE federal decree on cybercrime, passed in November 2012. The decree provides for prison sentences for a range of nonviolent political activities carried out on or via the Internet, from criticism of the UAE’s rulers to calling for unlicensed demonstrations. In July, the day after authorities arrested an Emirati national named Khalifa Rabia, a government-linked television channel aired a piece accusing him of “affiliation with secret cells” on the basis of an analysis of his Twitter account, which contained tweets in support of political detainees in the UAE. Rabia remained in detention at time of writing.

    Authorities have not yet filed charges against the 14 Egyptians detained between November 21, 2012 and January 7, 2013, but local media alleged that the detained men had formed a covert Muslim Brotherhood cell attempting to establish a foothold in the UAE. According to their lawyer, only three of them have ever been members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The detainees include doctors, engineers, and university professors, all of whom have lived and worked in the UAE for many years. Eight of the detainees have been in the UAE for between 20 and 30 years.

    Migrant Workers

    According to 2011 government statistics, foreigners account for more than 88.5 percent of UAE residents, many of them low-paid migrant workers from South Asia. Despite years of criticism, the UAE has not addressed shortcomings in its legal and regulatory framework that facilitate the exploitation and forced labor of these workers.

    Recruiting agencies often charge workers fees of several thousand dollars and employers customarily confiscate the workers’ passports for the duration of their stay in the UAE. The authorities have taken no steps to stop either of these illegal practices. Nor have they taken steps to reform the kafala (sponsorship) system that ties a migrant worker’s legal residence to his or her employer, or “sponsor.” Migrant workers have no right to organize or bargain collectively, and face penalties for going on strike. In May, hundreds of workers at a site in Dubai went on strike demanding better pay and conditions. After the two-day strike, immigration officials issued at least 40 deportation orders.

    UAE labor law excludes domestic workers,almost exclusively migrant women,denying them basic protections such as limits to hours of work and a weekly day off. A flawed 2012 draft law for domestic workers has yet to be adopted and a regional unified contract for domestic workers, expected to be approved in 2014, falls well short of the minimum standards outlined in the Domestic Workers Convention that the ILO adopted in 2011.

    Women’s Rights

    In July, a Norwegian woman received a 16-month prison sentence for extramarital sex after she reported to the police that she had been raped. The police did not believe her claim that the sex was nonconsensual. The subsequent international outcry led to an official pardon and her release, but the case highlighted how women who report rape can be threatened with criminal charges instead, and as such exposed longstanding problems with procedures for victims of sexual violence.

    Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 regulates matters of personal status in the UAE and some of its provisions discriminate against women. The law states that UAE women have the right to work “without being held disobedient” and the right to complete their education, but it also requires that a male guardian concludes a woman’s marriage contract. Talaq, unilateral divorce, occurs by a declaration from the husband in the presence of a judge.

    Despite the existence of shelters and hotlines to help protect women, domestic violence remains a pervasive problem. The penal code gives men the legal right to discipline their wives and children, including through the use of physical violence. The Federal Supreme Court has upheld a husband’s right to “chastise” his wife and children with physical abuse.

    Key International Actors

    Influential allies such as the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, all of which are seeking multibillion-dollar fighter jet contracts with the UAE, have refrained from criticizing the UAE’s crackdown on political dissent.

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  • What, man, defy the devil: Save mankind from dictators!

    Date: 2013.07.20 | Category: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Coup Funding, Al-Jazeera, Bahrain, Democracy, Dictators, Egypt Coup Funding, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, India & UAE, Indian Diplomacy, International Law, Investors sue UAE, Judgment Creditor, Legacy of Torture in UAE, Middle East Monitor, Migrant Workers, Other, Overseas Indians’ Legal Cell, United Arab Emirates, Vienna Conventions | Response: 0

    What, man, defy the devil: Save mankind from dictators!
    July 20, 2013

    ITIHAD-ABUDHABI-UAEEtihad Airways, the flag carrier of the UAE, is based at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The money power and the shrewd rulers of Abu Dhabi, it would appear, are out to capture the whole world. At a glance, no one will find anything unusual about the move of that country, under the guise of economic progression, in joining hands with other airlines.

    The dangers of such a collaborative movement, as indicated here are sure to take over the world in general and the involving countries in particular. Once they succeed in these efforts, it is certain that these evildoers would easily make the supporting countries to their ?economic slaves?.

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    Abu Dhabi is the largest and wealthiest member of the United Arab Emirates. The country is attributed to authoritarian regime in which the government is ruled. Indeed the key challenges facing the UAE includes lack of accountability and total lack of judicial independence remain critical. Abu Dhabi is notorious for it’s Human Rights records, including ?arbitrary arrests, torture, hiring and using foreign mercenaries in order to avoid pro-democracy protests in the Emirates as well as joins hand with their cronies to crush any democratic movements in the region.

    They have been supporting the Egyptian traitors to destroy the nation and make people worse than they are. They mounted up worth $12 billion in aid packages to bless the bloody military coup in Egypt, to restore the old authoritarian order against democracy.

    Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-owned airline, commenced commercial operations in November, 2003, is one of the rapidly expanding airlines under the rule of a tyrant. Etihad has singled out from rivals Qatar Airways and Emirates, in a highly competitive region, by code share agreements with its partners. Etihad purchased nearly 30 percent of Air Berlin, Europe’?s sixth largest carrier, when Lufthansa has tried to block the Gulf carriers’ access to German airports. Aside from Air Berlin, Etihad has expanded its global network through three other equity stakes including a 10 per cent holding in Virgin Australia, a 40 per cent stake in Air Seychelles and smaller stakes in Virgin Australia and Ireland’s Aer Lingus.

    The media has reported that the Etihad Airways and other Gulf Carriers benefits from access to discounted or free aviation fuel, free corporate tax and non-union labour, particularly low-wage contract workers from India and Pakistan. Etihad Airways now converts Abu Dhabi International Airport as a major hub for connecting flights to their final destinations.

    Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the UAE, is based at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The money power and the shrewd rulers of Abu Dhabi, it would appear, are out to capture the whole world. At a glance, no one will find anything unusual about the move of that country, under the guise of economic progression, in joining hands with other airlines. The dangers of such a collaborative movement, as indicated above are sure to take over the world in general and the involving countries in particular. Once they succeed in these efforts, it is certain that these evildoers would easily make the supporting countries to their ?economic slaves?.

    The history of Abu Dhabi has revealed widespread fraud and financial manipulations in the largest bank fraud in world financial history, described as the BCCI Banking Scandal. The State-owned Etisalat-PTCL?s privatization deal, a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal in Pakistan’s history that followed. Doubtless, the autocratic rulers of Abu Dhabi is empowered with unaccountable wealth from tapping the immense natural oil and gas reserves. The history repeated in India in 2011 as revelations of the ‘2G Spectrum’ case in India foiled another attempt of Etisalat to make illegal gains in partnership with Swan Telecom. Not to mention the old but real stories of child camel jockeys, aged between 2 and 5 kidnapped mainly from Indian sub-continent and for their use in camel jockeying in Abu Dhabi.

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    The petitioner, who is a UAE torture survivor of inside the regime’s brutal prison in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and most importantly a THREE times of ‘Judgment Creditor’ from the Legal Courts of Abu Dhabi, and still frustrated in the course of enforcing his judgments. He is now aimed to take his case to the next level of courts, the “International Court of Justice and Arbitral Tribunals”.

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