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Indian Action Under the Scanner as UN Special Rapporteur Probes Fate of Dubai Princess

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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Six Months After India Returned Runaway Dubai Princess, Her Whereabouts Still Unknown

Amnesty International in a statement said the incident possibly entailed multiple violations of international human rights law by both India and the UAE, including arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearance ...
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Amnesty accuses India of violating rights, capturing runaway Dubai princess

Indian commandos commandeered a boat, dragged away a Dubai princess, and beat up the vessel's captain till he fell unconscious, Amnesty has claimed ...
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United Arab Emirates: Six months after her capture at sea, Sheikha Latifa al Maktoum still held incommunicado

Today marks six months since Sheikha Latifa Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and five other people were detained at sea by Indian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) security forces ...
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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 ...
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Emirati Women’s Day backfires as Princess Latifa remains missing

As UAE celebrated its third annual Emirati Women’s Day on 28th of August, the state-controlled local media hailed the “empowerment of Emirati women and their pivotal place in the society”. However, behind the façade of punchy headlines and celebrations for ...
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Dubai’s missing princess: ‘She was screaming as they took her’

Her best friend reveals to WHO Magazine shocking details of the kidnapping of UAE’s Princess Latifa. “They were threatening to kill me,” Tiina Jauhiainen tells WHO. “[Princess Latifa] was in front of me kicking and screaming. She was saying, ‘I’m ...
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AgustaWestland scam: Christian Michel detained to return India’s favour?

Radha Stirling, the CEO of Detained in Dubai, who is representing the princess, has alleged that Michel's detention was a favour returned for the help extended by India in locating and returning the princess to her country ...
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Where is Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum?

Pressure is mounting on Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed and his government to reveal the whereabouts and safety of his daughter, after she was allegedly abducted at gunpoint while attempting to escape the United Arab Emirates, earlier this year ...
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Award winning TV news show 60 Minutes on kidnapped Princess Latifa

The critically acclaimed award winning Australian news show 60 Minutes aired an hour long documentary in July 2018, focusing on Princess Latifa. 60 Minutes spent months researching Princess Latifa’s brave escape attempt, interviewing witnesses and those helping the Princess. 60 ...
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‘We nearly escaped Dubai, but commandos seized princess’

When Tiina Jauhiainen moved to Dubai from Finland in 2001, she thought she had found her place in the sun. The beaches were pristine, the cocktails flowed and work, as a sales agent in the booming property market, was easy ...
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UN Body Seeks India’s Response to Charge of Complicity in Abduction of Dubai Princess

The princess was sent back to the UAE after the yacht she was traveling in was allegedly forcibly boarded by the Indian Coast Guard in international waters ...
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UN Group Demands Answers From India & UAE Over Sheikha Latifa

Following the enforced disappearance of a Dubai princess, UAE and India continue to be in international spotlight as there is no confirmation of Sheikha Latifa’s wellbeing or whereabouts. With the high profile UN involvement, can these countries remain silent? The ...
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Press Statement: UN Working Group Transmits Urgent Communication to UAE and India

Having been instructed following the unlawful abduction, arbitrary detention and torture of Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Hervé Jean Pierre Jaubert, and Tiina Jauhiainen, Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers filed an urgent complaint with the UN Special Procedures ...
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Tales of international intrigue after Dubai princess’s failed escape

A detained Emirate princess, a yacht seized by Indian soldiers in international waters, a Frenchman being held in Luxembourg -- accounts from key players in the attempted escape by a daughter of the ruler of Dubai have all the hallmarks ...
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