The United Arab Emirates has stated that Princess Latifa, who this week claimed in a video to have been imprisoned in a compound by her highly effective father, is alive and that it hopes she’s going to return to public life “on the acceptable time”.
“In response to media stories relating to Sheikha Latifa, we need to thank those that have expressed concern for her wellbeing, regardless of the protection which actually shouldn’t be reflective of the particular place,” the Emirati royal household stated in an announcement to the Telegraph.
“Her household has confirmed that Her Highness is being cared for at residence, supported by her household and medical professionals. She continues to enhance and we’re hopeful she’s going to return to public life on the acceptable time.”
It is available in response to the United Nations and Dominic Raab, Britain’s overseas secretary, asking for proof from the UAE that Princess Latifa was nonetheless alive following a rare video clip revealed by the BBC the place she claims she is being held towards her will with out medical or authorized entry.
The Geneva-based Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights stated the case of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was raised with the UAE’s mission to the UN on Thursday.
“We raised our considerations in regards to the scenario in gentle of the disturbing video proof that emerged this week,” Elizabeth Throssell, a spokeswoman for the UN rights workplace stated. “We requested extra info and clarification about Sheikha Latifa’s present scenario.”
“We did ask for proof of life,” she added.
Princess Latifa’s father and ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is alleged to have despatched a group of commandos to abduct her from a yacht she was utilizing to flee from the nation in 2018.
He has beforehand maintained that she was introduced again to Dubai as a part of a “rescue mission”.
Nonetheless, this has been strongly disputed by campaigners who helped the Princess depart her residence and board the yacht, captained by former French naval officer Hervé Jaubert.
Chatting with the Telegraph on Thursday, the marketing campaign to free Princess Latifa stated that they’ve extra video footage which was smuggled out of her compound and that they might launch it quickly.
“We haven’t launched every thing that we have now, a few of it’s much more detailed info,” stated Tiina Jauhiainen, a Finnish health teacher who’s main the marketing campaign and who describes herself because the princess’s greatest buddy.