The United Nations confirmed that it is discussing the issue of the detention of Latifa Al Maktoum, “35 years”, the daughter of the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and Vice President of the State, Mohammed bin Rashid, who was forcibly disappeared for years.
Short video clips
This came, according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, during a press conference.
The confirmation of the UN agency came after the British Broadcasting Corporation “BBC” broadcast, earlier Tuesday, Illustrated clips Short for Sheikh Latifa.
The British Authority said, in the English-language clips, that she had been detained for years in a villa in Dubai, and was living in poor conditions.
The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General stated, on the same occasion, in response to a journalist’s questions that “the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances is looking into this issue”.
Abu Dhabi remains silent
On the other hand, the authorities in Abu Dhabi are still silent about this registration or even the UN declaration.
Abu Dhabi also refused to respond to the inquiries received after its leak, bearing in mind that the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE. Earlier, it responded to previous human rights charges by hiding it.
The UAE said at the time that Latifa was safe and enjoying the care of her family.
What was mentioned in the new messages?
Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, said that she resisted the soldiers who removed her from the boat and “kicked, hit and bit” the arm of an Emirati guard until he shouted.
After giving Sheikha Latifa a sedative, she lost consciousness while being transported on a private plane, and did not wake up until she arrived in Dubai.
She also explained that Sheikha Latifa was detained alone without access to medical or legal assistance in a villa with windows and doors sealed and guarded by the police.
While Latifa’s close friend, Tina Jauianen, her cousin Marcus Al-Sabri and activist David Haye revealed details of her arrest and detention on the Panorama program. The three are strong supporters of the “Free Latifa” campaign.
They say they made the difficult decision to post Latifa’s messages now out of concern for her safety. It was these three who managed to contact Latifa while she was being held in a “villa” in Dubai, where she says her windows are closed with bars and are under police guard.
Details of the failed escape attempt
Three years ago, Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, and her close friend Tina Jauhiainen devised a plan to escape from clutches. Her father after visiting several places housed in a huge shopping center in Dubai.
Their plan was like a plot in a movie.
Princess Sheikha Latifa disappeared, and she and her friend fled Dubai by car towards the coast, and took a boat, then a jet ski, towards another waiting boat.
But the attempt to escape ultimately failed when a group of special forces arrested them off the coast of India and sent them back to Dubai.
British court ruling
These details became clearer after the publication of the ruling of a British judge, on Thursday 5 March 2020, who confirmed that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The ruler of Dubai kidnapped Latifa, just as he did with her older sister Shamsa, who kidnapped her from England two decades ago and treated her in an inhuman manner.
Judge Andrew McFarlane said in his ruling: “In my overall evaluation of the evidence relating to Latifa I take the evidence that she has presented. Tina Jauhiainen is of exceptional importance, “describing her as” an impressive person in general. “
“The last time (I saw her) she was kicking and screaming,” Jauhiainen told Reuters in an interview in London in late January. She was dragged off the boat. All her pleas for asylum were ignored. ”
Jauhiainen testified as a witness in the case and appeared for a short time in court in London to confirm that this was true.
Fitness trainer Tina Jauhiainen first met Latifa in late 2010 when she started giving her. Lessons in capoeira, a martial art, are taken five times a week.
Then they became close friends, but she said Latifa was calm and introverted.
Who is Sheikha Latifa?
And Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was born on December 5, 1985 in Dubai.
She is an Emirati sheik, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, and the daughter of the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, from his Algerian wife Houria Ahmed Lamash.
On 4 March 2018, Sheikha Latifa has been missing since her attempt to flee the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum is the third daughter of the four children of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Algerian Houria Ahmed Al-Maash.
Sheikha Latifa has two half-sisters from her father who also have the same name, one older and the other younger.
Her brothers are Sheikha Maitha (1980), Sheikha Shamsa (1981), and Sheikh Majid (1987).
In a video statement filmed, Sheikha Latifa stated that she and her brother Sheikh Majed spent their early childhoods under the care of their aunt.
Her early education was in the Dubai English Language School and then the International School of Choueifat, a year after her graduation. From a nice school for girls.
Sheikha Latifa is a skydiver who is trained by her friend and trainer, Stefania Martinengo. Former world champion skydiving, she also conducted Accelerated Free Fall (IFF) training.
Latifa said that in 2000, her older sister, Sheikha Shamsa, tried to flee with a Range Rover from a farm. The ruling family of the county of Surrey in England.
But it was intercepted in Cambridge and sent back to Dubai. Since then, she has not seen her and no public appearance of her sister Shamsa has been recorded.
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