U.S. contractor who critized employer faces jail & fines in UAE

Daily News Article - March 10, 2015

Questions

BEFORE answering the questions, read the “Background” below the questions. 

1. Who is Ryan Pate?

2. Why was he arrested in the UAE? Be specific.

3. Why was Ryan Pate surprised by the charges against him?
b) Are you surprised by these charges? Explain your answer.

4. What punishment does he face if convicted of breaking the Emirates law?

5. How is the U.S. government helping him?

Read the “Background” below the questions.

6. How does Mr. Pate view his Facebook comments about his employer, etc.?

7. What do you think is the most important aspect of this news story?