A US citizen received $10 million compensation after US State Department telegrams proved his claim that senior members of the ruling family in the UAE had detained and tortured him.
According to the Intercept, the settlement was completed and the compensation was paid secretly in 2013, according to documents leaked from the hacked email account of the UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba.
Khalid Hassan’s case against three senior members of the UAE ruling family, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and retired Brigadier General Saeed Hilal Al-Darmaki, was brought before the Federal Court in Los Angeles.
It dated back to 1984, when Hassan was an arms consultant for a member of the royal family. Hassan pointed out that Mohammed Bin Zayed personally oversaw his torture.
The American citizen claimed that he was held in a prison cell which was ten …