Pictures printed on social media seem to indicate Dubai”s Princess Sheikha Latifa, who has not been seen or heard from for months, alive and nicely on Might 13.
She is the daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who faces scrutiny for allegations that he violated human rights and orchestrated the disappearance of his personal daughter.
Princess Sheikha Latifa stated that she was being held towards her will, based on video diaries she stated have been recorded inside a Dubai villa and broadcast by the BBC in February. Sheikha Latifa was detained by commandos in 2018 after she tried to flee Dubai in a yacht.
The princess’ 38-year-old sister, Shamsa, was taken from Cambridge, England, on Aug. 19, 2000, and hasn’t been seen since.
A choose in England dominated final 12 months that Sheikh Mohammed orchestrated each abductions. The sheikh had informed the the court docket he was relieved at having discovered his “weak” daughter Shamsa after she went lacking.
The choose was ruling on a case between Sheikh Mohammed and a distinct spouse, Princess Haya, over their two kids. She is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and married Sheikh Mohammed in 2004. She fled Dubai in 2019 along with her two kids saying that she was petrified of her husband’s threats.
The circumstances are notably delicate in Britain due to financial and historic hyperlinks to Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed, is vice chairman and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.
The United Nations human rights workplace raised considerations about Latifa’s remedy by the UAE and sought proof that the princess was nonetheless alive. The UAE’s embassy in London has stated the princess was being cared for by her household and medical professionals.
Sheikha Latifa’s supporters have urged U.S. President Joe Biden to stress Sheikh Mohammed to launch her, saying Biden is likely one of the few world leaders with the stature to win her freedom.