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Man to be deported for shocking camel

Deportation to be served on 17-year old man after 6-week prison term has been completed.

Al Ain Court of Appeal ordered on Sunday the deportation of a 17-year old man for shocking a camel with an electrical device; once he has served a 6-week prison term.The Appeal Court upheld the ruling issued by the court of first instances to confiscate the camel and the electrical device.

The man, a national of an unnamed neighbouring country, was caught while shocking the camel to boost its speed in camel races, in violation of the rules and regulations observed in camel racing events under the federal law 15 for 2005.

The court, however, issued a reduced sentence given the defendant's age.

The verdict was made in line with the country's drive to strictly enforce laws relating to prevention of animal cruelty.

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J Smith 11 years ago

This is the second article I've come across this morning which has absolutely nothing to do with business or the economy. What happened? Did you fail to receive any press releases from real estate agents this week swearing the property market was rebounding? Did this lack of "content" cause you to pad your publication with other nonsense? Dear AB, might I suggest, if you want to go into mainstream tabloid journalism, that you would do well to change your name and drop "Business" from your title.

A Nasser 11 years ago

Unbelievable we live in a society that deports a man for 'shocking' a camel after serving 6 weeks in jail, but does not press charges on the Emirati couple who "forgot" their 2 year old child in the car causing the childs death because they are already suffering!

F Backer 11 years ago

he made a mistake and he is being punished by why deport!

Mart 11 years ago

Just a couple or so weeks back the "Financial Times" were reporting about some singer called Michael Jackson who had died. "Financial Times"? I don't think so. I thought I must be reading the NME. Shockingly the "Wall Street Journal" also covered this non-event, despite it happening some way from Wall Street, and having nothing to do with the financial markets located on that street. Perhaps they ran out of financial news - what with the USA being a in a period of unrivalled financial stability? Or perhaps business publications have always covered some other news?