Jordanian Queen Noor, wife of the late King Hussein bin Talal, has requested information about the missing Dubai princess Sheikha Shamsa Al Maktoum.
Where is Shamsa?
This came after the publication of reports about the detention of her younger sister Sheikha Latifa as a hostage by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Jordanian Queen Noor Al Hussein, who works on the board of commissioners of the International Committee for Missing Persons, asked in a tweet monitored by “Watan”: “Where is her sister Shamsa?”
Queen Nora also attached her tweet with an article for the BBC, which revealed that her younger sister Latifa is being held.
Where is her sister, Shamsa?? https://t.co/jFE49ACUuv
– Noor Al Hussein (@QueenNoor)
Princess is a hostage, not free
According to a report by “Middle East Eye”, the 35-year-old princess said she was a hostage and not free, stressing that her life was not in her hands.
Last year, a British judge ruled that Sheikh Mohammed was keeping two daughters Latifa and Shamsa captive, and that he had kidnapped the two on separate occasions.
Sheikha Shamsa was said to have fled to Britain in 2000. But agents working for the Emirates found her in Cambridge, where she was drugged there, and transported by helicopter from the family’s home in Newmarket.
The report indicated that the judge decided that the ruler of Dubai had launched a campaign of harassment against his former wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. The half-sister of King Abdullah II.
Princess Haya revealed that her relationship with Sheikh Mohammed had completely collapsed shortly after she visited her husband’s daughter, Latifa, and began to ask questions about Shamsa.
On Friday, Latifa’s family claimed that she was “being looked after at home”. She said that the footage broadcast by the BBC and the media about the princess’s ordeal “does not reflect the actual situation.”
There is no dispute over the evidence
After publishing the footage, human rights groups called on the international community to pressure the UAE to release Sheikha Latifa and Sheikha Shamsa.
Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, said. Human rights organizations and United Nations agencies have repeatedly called on the UAE to provide evidence of the lives of these two adult women. And evidence of freedom to travel and the ability to leave custody.
Whitson stressed that there is no dispute over the evidence, which indicates that Mohammed bin Rashid kidnapped his two daughters and was holding them in forced captivity.
She said, “If there was a rule of law in the Emirates, the police would have moved immediately to arrest Bin Rashid and free his daughters from prison.”
She explained that the UAE spends millions on “public relations” and publishes allegations about empowering women, but does not do anything about “domestic violence”, kidnapping and cruelty against women in the families that lead the country.
The Sunday Express reported that Latifa’s lawyer would formally request the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to confiscate her father’s assets. Under powers granted to the government under new UK human rights legislation.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also said that the Biden administration is monitoring the crisis closely.
Statement of the UAE embassy in London
Earlier, the UAE broke its silence after the scandal of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid, which sparked widespread controversy during the past days.
The UAE embassy in London said Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, one of the daughters of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, is being cared for at home. Adding that the media coverage does not reflect the real situation.
“Her family confirmed that she is receiving care at home with the support of her family and doctors,” an embassy statement quoted by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. It continues to improve and we hope it will return to normal life in time. ”
The United Nations Human Rights Office asked Dubai for more information about Latifa’s situation and evidence that she is alive.
The legal expert and international lawyer, Dr. Mahmoud Refaat, commented on the recent leaks of the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikha Latifa. And reveals that her life is in danger. And it dawned a shocking surprise about the reason for her attempts to escape, as well as the reason for the escape of Mohammed bin Rashid’s wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, with her two children.
It is noteworthy that two days ago, the United Nations confirmed that it is discussing the issue of the detention of Latifa Al Maktoum, 35, daughter of the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid, who was forcibly disappeared for years.
Britain also expressed its concern over reports that the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, had been kidnapped for his daughter Latifa. And that, according to what British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced.
Sheikha Latifa dropped the mask
Mahmoud Rifaat said in a tweet to him on his official Twitter account, which was monitored by Watan: “Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai, was shot down. The mask that the rulers of the Emirates have spent hundreds of billions on to fake their ugly face. And made the United Nations question the state officially.
And he went on with a shocking surprise about the reasons that prompted Princess Latifa to try to escape more than once. Likewise, Princess Haya, who actually managed to escape: “The reason for Latifa’s escape attempts and the escape of the wife of the ruler of Dubai with her daughters is obscured. It is time to shed light on it. He is incest in the family.
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