It seems that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is seeking to cover up the scandal caused by his daughter Sheikha Latifa. And before her, his wife, Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein, who fled to Britain, by undertaking charitable and other works, and instructing the media to focus on them to attract attention.
In this context, activists linked between the recent Ibn Rashid scandal and the release of his daughter Latifa’s leaks, and his announcement to sponsor the treatment of the Iraqi girl, “Lavin Ibrahim Jabbar.” Suffering from a rare genetic disease.
And Emirati media confirmed that Ibn Rashid had sponsored the treatment of an Iraqi girl with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
It is a rare genetic disease.
Meanwhile, Al Jalila Children’s Specialized Hospital confirmed that the child’s treatment will take place within a few days.
Lavigne, a 19-month-old Iraqi girl, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy (stage two) disease.
It is a genetic disease caused by a mutation in the gene of nerve cells.
Commenting on this matter, the famous Boughanim account on Twitter said that the timing of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s sponsorship of treatment for an Iraqi child ill with a rare disease came to cover up the recent scandal.
Sponsor the treatment of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
An Iraqi child has a rare disease
Covering media leaks that
You talked about the arrest of his daughters Latifa and Shamsa.
This news was covered with that news ..
– Boughanim (@ abughanim73)
He explained in his tweet monitored by (Watan): “It is like covering up the media leaks that talked about the arrest of his daughters Latifa and Shamsa … This news covered that news.”
The story of the Iraqi girl Lavigne
And she, the mother of the child Lavin Jabbar, appealed in a video that was circulated on social media, the ruler of Dubai to provide her daughter with a treatment for her very rare disease. And she indicated that it is not available in her country, Iraq.
She also continued in her video message to Ibn Rashid: “I tried a lot in Iraq and was too narrow for me, and treatment is available at Al Jalila Hospital in Dubai. But it is very expensive and exceeds my financial means, and one of the conditions for taking treatment is that the child’s age is less than two years.
The cost of treating the girl is about 8 million dirhams ($ 2.1 million).
It is the price of an innovative medicinal drug called (AVXS-101) Zolgensma, which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. And the official health authorities in the Emirates.
The drug is the most expensive medicinal drug in the world, and it is a single injection.
Latifa and Shamsa and the scandal of Mohammed bin Rashid
In a new development of her case, the lawyer of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid, said that the guards in the place of her detention are carrying out. Practices in order to push her to commit suicide.
And according to the British newspaper “Sunday Express”, citing Sheikha Latifa’s lawyer, David Haig, the guards are constantly trying to break her morale.
David said guards inserted razors and a stopwatch in order to calculate her time in prison.
He indicated that the goal was for the sheik to draw every passing day in an attempt to “break her soul” and push her to commit suicide.
Haigh also explained that Sheikha Latifa is being held in the “prison villa” located next to the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
“Latifa was detained for the first time in a remote desert prison called Al-Awir,” Haigh said.
However, in May 2018, she was transferred to a prison in a villa next to the touristy beaches and the seven-star Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Sheikha Latifa is guarded by a security team of dozens of policemen, in addition to surveillance cameras and surveillance points, according to what her lawyer said.
She contracted the Coronavirus and the guards denied her medical care
The lawyer also explained that his client, Sheikha Latifa, was also infected with the Corona virus last year, and that the guards had denied her medical care.
On Saturday, a United Nations official asked the UAE to provide evidence that Sheikha Latifa was still alive.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the UAE to prove that Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, is still alive.
The UN call came especially after the emergence of a “disturbing” video, which was taken by the daughter of the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
In the leaked video clip that was published several days ago, she said that she is detained and afraid for her life.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that it contacted the UAE diplomatic mission in Geneva last Thursday.
“We raised the issue with the permanent mission here in Geneva,” UNHCR spokesperson Liz Throssell told reporters.
And she continued, “We asked for proof that she is alive, and we expressed our concern about the situation in light of the disturbing video evidence that appeared.”
The UN spokeswoman indicated that they requested more information and clarifications on the current status of Sheikha Latifa.
She explained that this request comes due to serious concerns about Sheikha Latifa.
Throssell warned that they had requested that the government’s response (to the issue) be a priority.
And she continued with his text: “We are looking forward to receiving and considering this response. Meanwhile, of course, we will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the situation. ”
The UAE continues to lie about the issue of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, after the resounding scandal in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the matter, the UAE embassy in London said Friday that “Sheikha Latifa who says she is being held hostage by her father is receiving home care.”
The UAE embassy also claimed in a statement that Sheikha Latifa’s condition is “improving”.
She said that her family confirmed that Sheikha Latifa is receiving home care with the support of her family and health workers, amid improvement in her health.
In a clear statement from her that Sheikha Latifa is absent from the world, the Emirati embassy in London said that she hopes that “public life will resume at the appropriate time.”
The statement of the UAE embassy came after the escalating repercussions of the leaked video of the daughter of the ruler of Dubai from inside the place of her arrest.
And earlier in 2018, the UAE claimed that Sheikha Latifa is receiving the necessary care, following the uproar that was raised around her, after her kidnapping.
And according to what the French news agency “Agence France-Presse” said, the case of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid, began to take successive international dimensions.
The French Agency also indicated that urgent statements were issued by the United Nations, international human rights organizations and European countries after. The section on Sheikha Latifa.
Referring to the statements of a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights following the leaked video.
The UN official confirmed during his statements on the issue that the commission would “raise this issue (the daughter of the ruler of Dubai) with the Emirates.”
British Prime Minister
For his part, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his concern about the videos and the status of Sheikha Latifa.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have also issued urgent statements on the same topic.
The two international human rights organizations stressed the need to exert international pressure on the UAE to release the forcibly kidnapped Sheikha Latifa.
“We hope to see action, and that there will be action,” said Heba Zayadin, a Gulf researcher at Human Rights Watch.
She added, “We hope that the United Nations calls clearly and completely for her release and not just to prove that she is still alive.”
The researcher at Human Rights Watch stressed the need for the UAE authorities to allow Sheikha Latifa to travel abroad. Where she can speak freely.
Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director Lynn Maalouf also expressed their deep concern in the Foundation for the safety of Sheikha Latifa.
“We are very concerned about her safety,” she said in statements to her. “Her friends say that all contact with her has stopped in recent months.”
Maalouf also continued in her speech that “Sheikha Latifa may be detained in a golden cage, but this does not change the reality. Her deprivation of freedom is arbitrary ”.
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