Miami (AP) -- The ruler of Dubai, who owns horse farms in Kentucky, has been named in a lawsuit accusing him and a deputy ruler of enslaving tens of thousands of young boys.
The lawsuit filed in Miami names Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the deputy ruler. They're accused of forcing young boys to work under brutal conditions as camel jockeys.
Sheikh Mohammed has been in Lexington for the September Yearling Sale at Keeneland, but could not be reached for comment. The lawsuit was filed last week in Miami because the members of the royal family maintain hundreds of horses at farms in Ocala, among their billions of dollars in US assets. He owns two horse farms in central Kentucky, Raceland in Paris and Darley at Jonabell in Lexington.
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