Amnesty International Joins the calls for Dubai Princess Latifa’s Freedom

To mark the six-month anniversary of the kidnap and enforced disappearance of Princess Latifa, Amnesty International issued a public statement on 4th of September, calling for her urgent release together with a detailed report on her kidnaping.

Sheikha Latifa Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Her attempt to flee abuse and torture by her family ended in a brutal attack and illegal capture on 4th of March 2018. She has been held incommunicado in an undisclosed location by the UAE since she was forcibly returned there.

Amnesty International wrote to the UAE Foreign Ministry on 1 August 2018 to inquire about the case, and to the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi on 31 August 2018 but has received no response to date. Amnesty is calling on the UAE to grant Sheikha Al Maktoum full and unrestricted freedom of movement and communication with the outside world; to investigate allegations of her mistreatment in detention, from 2002 to present; and to take measures to hold accountable officials at any level who may be complicit in holding her incommunicado.

Detained in Dubai partner David Haigh, himself a victim of UAE torture and injustice. said: “The UAE continues to defy the calls from around the world for her re