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 guards at the place of her detention are carrying out practices in order to push her to commit suicide.
According to what the newspaper said:Sunday ExpressThe British, quoting Sheikha Latifa’s lawyer, David Haigh, said the guards were constantly trying to break her down.
Why did they include razors and a watch?
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 done Her detention 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 explained that her 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 Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for herself.
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 have 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 what he read: “We are looking forward to obtaining 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 of Abu Dhabi.
Intervals UAE Embassy in London Friday, commenting on the matter that “Sheikha Latifa who says she is being held hostage by her father is receiving home care.”
In a statement, the UAE embassy claimed 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 is hoping that “public life will resume at the appropriate time.”
The statement of the UAE embassy came after escalating repercussions Leaked video To the daughter of the ruler of Dubai from inside the place of her arrest.
And earlier in 2018, the UAE claimed that Sheikha Latifa was 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 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 added in her speech that “Sheikha Latifa may be detained in a golden cage, but this does not change the fact.” Her deprivation of freedom is arbitrary ”.
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