UN to question UAE about Dubai ruler’s daughter Princess Latifa
The United Nations has said that it will question the detention of Princess Latifa to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates.
Princess Latifa is the daughter of Dubai’s ruler. Her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is one of the richest heads of state in the world.
“I’m not allowed to drive, I’m not allowed to travel or leave Dubai at all,” she said in the video she made before her escape.
She has accused her father of keeping her hostage in Dubai since she tried to escape in 2018.
Princess Latifa shared secretly recorded videos with an international news agency. She said that she feared for her life.
Latifa was captured by commandos on a boat in the Indian Ocean. She was taken back to Dubai where she is living now.
Her father said he was acting in her best interests. Dubai and the UAE have previously said Princess Latifa was safe in the care of her family.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said that it will raise the issue.
A spokesman said the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention could launch an investigation once Princess Latifa’s videos have been analyzed.
Sheikh Mohammed has established a successful city, but human rights experts say that there is no tolerance for dissent and the judicial system can discriminate against women.
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