Dubai closes the book on Internet beating case

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai's public prosecutor says all charges have been dropped in a high-profile dispute that landed an Indian man in jail for posting Internet video of an apparent road rage beating. 

The arrest brought a spotlight on the United Arab Emirates' laws defining the limits of the public domain and citizen journalism. 

Sunday's statement from Dubai's chief prosecutor, Eissa al-Humaidan, says the case was closed after all sides withdrew their complaints. 

The Indian man was arrested earlier this month on charges of "sharing" possible evidence of a criminal act. But pressure also came from the family of the Emirati man shown striking a South Asian driver in a roadway dispute. 

The family complained the Internet video defamed their relative. 

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