Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sheikh Falah Al Nahyan, the Gay brother of the UAE president has been found guilty in a Swiss court of beating a US citizen with a belt at a hotel bar in Geneva in 2003.

The tribunal fined the gay sheikh 10,000 Swiss francs (£4,930, $9,820). In addition he received a suspended penalty of 540,000 francs. The judgement said that the sheikh repeatedly hit Silvano Orsi with a steel-buckled belt.

The court said the sheikh inflicted "bodily harm with the use of a dangerous object" on Mr Orsi, a resident of Rochester, New York, after Mr Orsi declined an offer of a bottle of champagne from the sheikh.

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