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If a woman succeeds, she must be taken down

Alice ThomsonMarch 3, 2021, The Times Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum’s plaintive cries from her captivity are heart-rending. Here is a young woman who has been locked up by her father, the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of ...
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Queen has accepted racehorses from ruler of Dubai even after his wife Princess Haya fled to London

Queen has accepted racehorses from ruler of Dubai even after his wife Princess Haya fled to London

It’s royal gifts as usual amid the mystery of the sheikh’s missing daughters The Queen has continued to accept gifts of racehorses from the ruler of Dubai, even after his wife fled to London in fear of her life. Horses ...
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Justine McCarthy: Mary Robinson must lead on search for missing Princess Latifa

The former president can use her global influence to pressurise Dubai For those of us who celebrated Mary Robinson’s election as Ireland’s first woman president in 1990 the vapour trails of euphoria lingered long after she had left Aras an ...
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Help to free my sister, Dubai princess begs British police

The missing Dubai princess has appealed to British police to reinvestigate the fate of an older sister who disappeared in Cambridge two decades ago, according to a smuggled letter. Princess Latifa, 35, who says that she is being held captive ...
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Letters: Robinson’s lunch with Princess Latifa is too much to swallow

Justine McCarthy is right to take to task former president Mary Robinson for her lunch with Princess Latifa, daughter and prisoner of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, billionaire ruler of Dubai (“Why I feel let down by Mary Robinson”, Comment, ...
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Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum seized in exchange for arms dealer

The daughter of the ruler of Dubai was seized by Indian commandos as part of a deal to extradite a British arms dealer, a United Nations panel has ruled. Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was captured on a yacht off ...
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Emirati princess calls for new probe to find sister who vanished 21 years ago

Emirati princess Latifa Al Maktoum has urged police in the UK to reinvestigate the disappearance of her older sister, Princess Shamsa. Princess Latifa, who says she has been held captive in a “villa jail” in Dubai by her father Sheikh ...
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UAE: Princess Latifa asks UK police to reopen case into sister Shamsa’s kidnapping

In a handwritten letter given to British authorities on Wednesday, Latifa says a new investigation could help her secure her sister's release No TitleNo Description Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, ...
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The Middle East’s Progressive Darling Abuses Its Women

What the harrowing saga of a Dubai princess reveals about her country’s international reputation. In a series of recently released videos, Latifa Al Maktoum, a Dubai princess who was missing for more than a year, recounted her harrowing capture by ...
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Godolphin stables Sheik ‘should be banned from Melbourne Cup and Everests’, activists demand

An explosive hostage video from the daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has put pressure on his racing interests in Australia. The ruler of Dubai should not be allowed to race in the Melbourne Cup or Sydney’s ...
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Elaine Byrne: Robinson should have known better on the plight of Princess Latifa

“As a woman, I want women who have felt themselves outside history to be written back into history.” So said Mary Robinson in her famous “Mná na hÉireann” speech in 1990, when she became Ireland’s first female president. That historic ...
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Gangsters’ paradise – Dubai’s finely spun web starts to unravel

His finely spun web has entangled the former Irish president, Mary Robinson, his estranged wife Princess Haya and the blue-bloods of the Irish Turf who tapped him for more than €5m for the redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse. Dubai, his ...
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Justine McCarthy: Mary Robinson must lead on search for missing Princess Latifa

The former president can use her global influence to pressurise Dubai. For those of us who celebrated Mary Robinson’s election as Ireland’s first woman president in 1990 the vapour trails of euphoria lingered long after she had left Aras an ...
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I released Princess Latifa’s ‘prison’ video. I pray it doesn’t backfire

The woman who tried to help Sheikh Mohammed’s daughter escape her oppressive family agonised over what to do with the footage. Tiina Jauhiainen was on holiday at her parents’ house in northern Finland in the spring of 2019 when her ...
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Theresa May paid £115k to speak at event founded by Dubai ruler accused of kidnapping

EXCLUSIVE: The Tory Maidenhead MP and former Prime Minister Theresa May flew out to the Gulf last year to speak at the Global Women's Forum event - which was founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Former PM Theresa ...
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United Nations and the BHA would do well to take heed and learn lessons of former Newmarket school governor’s stand against Sheikh Mohammed

At a certain point in Panorama’s 32-minute report, The Missing Princess, broadcast last Tuesday, a troubling story became disturbing. From wondering how Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was coping with being held captive by her father, the ruler of ...
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How mobile networks were used to locate fleeing Princess Latifa

Accomplices in row over who's phone gave away location of secret escape yacht carrying Princess Latifa. The yacht aboard which fleeing Dubai royal Princess Latifa hoped to reach India – and eventually a life of freedom beyond the clutches of ...
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Princess Indestructible: The daughter of the Emir of Dubai has been fighting for her freedom for years

Latifa Al Maktoum, Sheikha from Dubai, has been said to have been her father's hostage for three years. Now even the United Nations are investigating. There is a video of Latifa Al Maktoum in which she is flying. The sheikha ...
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Prinzessin Unzerstörbar: Die Tochter des Emirs von Dubai kämpft seit Jahren für ihre Freiheit

Latifa Al Maktum, Scheicha aus Dubai, soll seit drei Jahren die Geisel ihres Vaters sein. Nun ermitteln sogar die Vereinten Nationen. Es gibt ein Video von Latifa Al Maktum, in dem sie fliegt. Kopfüber rast die Scheicha auf die Erde ...
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2018 ‘covert’ op that is embarrassing India

It is not anybody’s case that Princess Latifa was wanted for any crime in her home country and that we had only cooperated for rendering her to justice in the UAE. Our ‘unprecedented operation’, as per the daily, had involved ...
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‘I am truly afraid for my friend Princess Latifa’

Tiina Jauhiainen says the world must act on the desperate videos of the princess ‘held captive’ by her billionaire father in Dubai. In a villa close to Dubai’s popular Jumeirah Beach, as tourists enjoyed the pale sands and sea, a ...
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British foreign policy is turning a blind eye to rights abuses

It is the destination of choice for influencers wanting to top up their tans; it is a prized purchaser of British weaponry. It is at the centre of post-Brexit trade plans. The United Arab Emirates is also a serial abuser ...
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Dubai’s disappearing princesses

The troubling plight of Dubai’s Princess Latifa has also revealed the worrying cases of other disappeared Emirati princesses The words from Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler, are chilling. In a new secret recording smuggled out of the United ...
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Princess Latifa: ‘I’m a hostage’ – Secret videos of missing Dubai royal released to Sky News

Friends of the princess smuggled a phone to her, and Sky News was able to pass questions to her in the spring and summer of 2019. A missing Dubai princess says she is a "hostage" in secret videos released to ...
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Campaign to free Princess Latifa says it has more unreleased videos from detained Dubai royal

The Free Latifa campaign said it would consider releasing more footage to pressure the UAE government. The campaign to free Princess Latifa said on Thursday that they have more videos from the detained Dubai royal that they may publish to ...
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