Two photos of Sheikh Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, have surfaced on Instagram in recent days, three months after the BBC aired a video message.
If the photos are checked, it will be one of the few times in general that Latifa was photographed for some time three years ago, three years ago, when her attempt to escape from her father’s control by boarding a boat failed to cross the Indian Ocean.
Subsequently, on the instructions of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Latifa and his followers were accused of going against his will.
The allegations were denied by the Sheikh and the United Arab Emirates.
In April, UN human rights experts called for the release of 35-year-old Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, a “life evidence”, following the release of an investigation video. Panorama from the BBC in February ”.
Sources close to the activists who pressed for his release said that the two photos posted on Leonid Taylor’s Instagram account were original and taken recently. Reuters was unable to independently examine whether Latifa was granted freedom of movement.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Dubai Government Media Office about the Instagram photos, but did not respond when contacted by Reuters. Taylor, who was contacted by Reuters via Instagram, did not respond after being identified as a teacher at a public school in Dubai.
The first photo, posted on Taylor’s account on Thursday, shows Latifa outside a movie theater inside the Dubai Mall. The trailer of a movie released in Dubai on May 13 can be seen in the background.
The second photo, posted on Taylor’s account on Saturday, shows Latifa sitting outside a restaurant with the Dubai Mall in the background.
The UAE embassy in London issued a statement following a video aired by the BBC in February. The family takes care of her at home Health experts say they will return to “public life in a timely manner.”
Latifa gained international attention in 2018 when a video clip of a human rights group trying to board a flight from Dubai was released. The Special Forces captured the Indian coast and returned to Dubai.
In March 2020, a London High Court judge said he had accepted a series of allegations made by Princess Haya, the ex – wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a legal battle, particularly that Latif had been ordered to kidnap Sheikh. Sheikh’s lawyers have denied the allegations.
At the end of 2018, the Latifa family Photos published Former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Robinson later told the BBC he had been deceived during the visit and had never been asked about Latifa’s condition.
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