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Photos of ‘missing’ Dubai princess released

24 December 2018 14:44
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Photos of ‘missing’ Dubai princess released

The United Arab Emirates has released photos of a daughter of Dubai’s ruler after friends and supporters say she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing months earlier.

The state-run WAM news agency carried a government statement saying the princess is “at home and living with her family in Dubai”.

Her father is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler and the UAE’s prime minister and vice president.

The government said Sheikha Latifa met with Mary Robinson, former UN high commissioner for human rights and former president of Ireland, on December 15 at the family’s request.

Sheikha Latifa had previously appeared in a 40-minute video saying she was imprisoned off and on for several years and abused.

The release of the photos comes months after friends and supporters say she disappeared following commandos storming a boat carrying her off the coast of India after she fled the Emirates.

Human rights organisations have raised concerns over Sheikha Latifa’s fate in the time since.


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