Wouldn't surprise me that the other people who appeared in the video evidence would edit their stories in order to clear the name of royalty, if that is the case. I took a gander at the video, from what I could see he doesn't appear to be drugged at all. But, I suppose the court ruling should be respected (oh well).
Still, he doesn't seem like a very pleasant person to be around, or to do business with, in this case.
I got to write a little piece on Sheikh Issa when I was an intern at a paper here last fall. I was putting together a spread of pictures and short texts on the children of various dictators and how the apple doesn't always fall very far from the tree. Sheikh Issa was featured, as he's the son of the former regent (with a less than flattering photo, I might add. Google him and you'll find it...).
Another one of the more colorful ones: Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the president of Uzbekistan. Both a successful pop-star and telecom tycoon, she is reported to have used masked gunmen to liquidate competitors, as well as confiscating and Coca Cola bottling plant owned by her ex-husband. How's that for child support (for kids which she illegally took with her from the US after her divorce)?. And yeah, there's an Interpol warrant for her arrest because of it.
These goofy kids...
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.