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Outrage Over Torture Video Goes Unheard In UAE

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Outrage Over Torture Video Goes Unheard In UAE

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Outrage Over Torture Video Goes Unheard In UAE

Outrage Over Torture Video Goes Unheard In UAE

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Warning: The audio for this story contains graphic sounds and descriptions of torture.

A video screened at a congressional hearing earlier this month has sparked opposition to an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the Obama administration to develop nuclear energy. It shows a member of the royal family of the UAE brutalizing an Afghan man. But while the case has provoked outrage here in the U.S., it's barely been reported in the UAE's tightly-controlled media.