Thursday, April 26, 2012

What is happening in Ra's Al-Khayman, UAE

UAE is becoming more and more repressive but there is barely a word about that in the Western press. Yesterday, the son of one the ruling families of Ra's Al-Khayman, Shaykh Sultan Al-Qasimi (not to be confused with his relative Sultan Qasimi the globe trotting tweep), was arrested by police.  This is unprecedented.  Of course, since he belongs to one of the families he is held in a palace.  If you want to follow the case, read the tweets by his son.