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Sheikha Latifa: Former UN rights chief criticized for calling princess 'troubled'

Sheikha Latifa: Former UN rights chief criticized for calling princess ‘troubled’

Former UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson has been criticized for describing a daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler who was feared missing as "troubled" and in the "loving care of her family." ...
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Robinson defends her comments on runaway Dubai princess

Ex-president repeats claim royal is ‘vulnerable’. Mary Robinson has repeated her claim that an Arab princess who fled Dubai was a “vulnerable” young woman, as criticism of her comments increased ...
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Statement on Mary Robinson BBC Radio 4 Interview

The below is a statement from the legal team acting for Sheikha Latifa, Tiina Jauhiainen, Hervé Jaubert, the Crew of US flagged Yacht the Nostromo, David Haigh and Radha Stirling. A further statement will be released by the campaign to Free ...
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Ex UN Rights Chief Criticised For Backing Dubai Royal Family Over Detained Princess

Mary Robinson said Sheikha Latifa, who has not been seen publicly since March, regretted making a video in which she claimed she was confined and tortured by her family ...
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Runaway Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘being treated for psychiatric illness’

A princess who fled Dubai before being seized from a yacht by armed men and returned to the ruling family is a “troubled young woman” who is receiving psychiatric care, the former Irish president Mary Robinson has said ...
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Runaway Dubai princess is a matter for her family, says Robinson

Ex-Irish president says Sheikha Latifa is a troubled young woman. Mary Robinson has said that the case of an Arab princess who claimed she was trying to escape abuse when she fled Dubai is now a “family matter” ...
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Mary Robinson labelled a ‘willing pawn’ over visit with UAE princess

Former UN human rights chief posed with royal but critics say princess is held against her will ...
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New Photos Emerge Of ‘Missing’ Dubai Princess, Sheikha Latifa

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and the story of a missing Emirati princess seemed so unbelievable and far-fetched that journalists first ignored it, thinking it was a scam. But now, the real-life and ongoing disappearance of the daughter ...
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UAE princess linked to Christian Michel extradition ‘reappears’

The UAE princess Sheikha Latifa, who had fled Dubai to escape her father UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is back in news ...
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Statement on UAE Photographs

The below is a statement from the legal team acting for Sheikha Latifa, Tiina Jauhiainen, Hervé Jaubert, the Crew of US flagged Yacht the Nostromo and David Haigh . A further statement will be released by Radha Stirling and David ...
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UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa

The United Arab Emirates has released pictures of a daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler, who hadn't been seen publicly since she attempted to flee abroad earlier this year ...
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Family of Emirati princess release pictures to rebut ‘false’ abduction allegations

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum photographed with former Irish president Mary Robinson. Pictures of a missing Emirati princess who witnesses say was abducted by commandos have been released by her family, evidence they say rebuts “false allegations” she was taken ...
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This Dubai Princess filmed herself talking about escaping her country – now she’s disappeared

A new BBC Two documentary uncovers the extraordinary plight of a Dubai Princess and her doomed attempt to escape the "gilded cage" of her life in the United Arab Emirates city ...
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Neighbours rail against sheikh as fence ‘flouts planning rules’

The ruler of Dubai has been accused of showing “cynical disregard” for planning laws by erecting a two-metre high spiked metal fence around his country estate in Surrey ...
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Indian Action Under the Scanner as UN Special Rapporteur Probes Fate of Dubai Princess

Sheikha Latifa was fleeing her father and trying to migrate to the United States via India when Indian forces allegedly captured and returned her to her home country ...
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Dubai claims ruler’s missing daughter ‘celebrated birthday with her family’

Statement from Dubai Ruler's Court says Sheikha Latifa, who has not been seen publicly since March, is 'safe' with her family in the emirate ...
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Jailed princess learnt to scuba dive for thwarted escape from ‘abusive’ father

An Emirati princess spent seven years plotting her escape from the country by sea, including learning how to scuba dive in her pool, only to be thwarted 30 miles from the coast of India ...
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Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess

A damning indictment of an unjust regime. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi and botched cover-up exposed the extrajudicial brutality at the heart of Saudi Arabia, as well as the international community’s depressing reluctance to do anything meaningful about it. If ...
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Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess review – a shocking tale of complicity and betrayal

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum vanished in February, apparently attempting to escape the UAE. This is the story of the tape she left behind ...
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Missing Emirati princess ‘planned escape for seven years’

Daughter of Dubai’s ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC report ...
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French ex-spy reveals messages from Dubai’s ‘runaway princess’ as they plotted her escape

'I've been mistreated all my life': Spy reveals messages sent from Dubai's 'runaway Princess' as she spent seven years planning her escape, only to be snatched back by UAE commandos ...
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Missing Emirati princess ‘planned escape for seven years’

Daughter of Dubai’s ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC report ...
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Dubai princess: ‘Either I’m dead or I’m in a very, very, very bad situation’ – video

Sheikha Latifa, a daughter of Dubai's ruler, appeared in a YouTube video in March announcing she was about to flee the UAE. Concern is growing over her whereabouts and wellbeing after reports she was forcibly returned ...
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Escape From Dubai: The Mystery Of The Missing Princess

8 months ago, when Tiina Jauhiainen and Hervé Jaubert landed in the UK after being kidnapped alongside Princess Latifa one of their first visits was to the iconic BBC Broadcasting House. Along with David Haigh and Radha Stirling the team ...
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Newmarket snubs sheikh by blocking town honour

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is a man with many titles, not least the ruler of Dubai and vice-president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One title he will not be enjoying in the immediate future is ...
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