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in response to reader comment: You have mentioned about slavery in Saudi it maybe true, but dont compare U.A.E with saudis

Submitted by JustAnotherAmerican (United States), Jan 21, 2011 at 22:53

I understand this is an older comment, but you only have to look at the way homosexuals or outsiders are treated in Dubai to prove that statement is false.

Alexandre Robert, a 15 year old French boy, was raped in Dubai by three locals believed (proven?) to be HIV positive. The government hid this fact from Alexandre's family.

The government's response was also to try to imprison him, the 15 year old, for unwilling homosexual acts if/when he tried to come back to testify.

After much international pressure, the U.A.E. gave in, but it took several countries diplomats and outrage.

When a child is raped by someone carrying a deadly disease and can be imprisoned for it, there is no warmness or equality.

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