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Dubai defies UN plea for Princess Latifa

Dubai defies UN plea for Princess Latifa

The ruler of Dubai has refused to co-operate with United Nations investigators who want to know whether his adult daughter, who was recaptured at sea after trying to run away, is still alive. A panel of UN human rights experts ...
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Mary Robinson welcomes UN call for information on Princess Latifa’s fate

Human rights experts want UAE to provide concrete proof the princess is still alive ...
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Is Dubai Princess, Unseen in Public, Still Alive?

A United Nations panel is demanding that Dubai produce “evidence of life” for Sheikha Latifa, two months after the princess said in dramatic video footage that she was being held prisoner. GENEVA — United Nations human rights experts expressed alarm ...
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Interview: ‘They told me they could do anything they wanted with me’ — Princess Latifa’s friend speaks out about trying to escape Dubai with the princess and the Irish connection

The ruler of Dubai is treated with deference in the Irish horse-racing community. Now a friend of his daughter Latifa is demanding that they act over his treatment of his family and is attempting to enlist Mary Robinson to her ...
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Stark light shone on Latifa’s father, a big player in Irish horse racing

The woman who helped Princess Latifa in her attempt to escape from Dubai has called on Irish horseracing authorities to ban Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from the sport. Princess Latifa’s friend Tiina Jauhiainen said it is time for ...
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Tories accused of ‘turning a blind eye’ to plight of Dubai’s captured Princess Latifa

EXCLUSIVE: Despite her family's claims that she is safe and well in the UAE, campaigners have called out the Government for failing to investigate the welfare of the 'prisoner' royal. The Tories have been accused of “turning a blind eye” ...
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Abducted, kidnapped, escaped: the ugly tale of Dubai’s princesses

It’s the stuff of a dark fairy story: imprisoned daughters, a runaway bride and an overbearing father. Recent headlines about the family of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum have sent shockwaves around the world – and there’s no happy ending ...
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Government ‘turned blind eye’ to Dubai leader for failing to prosecute him over daughter’s kidnap in Cambridge

Government 'turned blind eye' to Dubai leader for failing to prosecute him over daughter's kidnap in Cambridge. Ministers have questioned why the Government failed to prosecute the ruler of Dubai over the kidnap of his daughter in Cambridge and for ...
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Robinson’s evidence ‘critical in the fight to free Latifa’

A lawyer and friend of missing Princess Latifa of Dubai says former president Mary Robinson has vowed to "help in the campaign to free her" and has a "critical and key" role to play. The captive daughter of Dubai's ruler, ...
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UN should seek release of Dubai princess and her sister, says Mary Robinson

Princess Latifa has called for police to reinvestigate the disappearance of her sister in 2000. Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has said the UN Office of the High Commissioner should “seek the release” of Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa and ...
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Brenda Power: Let’s not horse around — racing is just business

What would the bloodstock magnate Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum have to do to provoke the same horror and indignation in the racing world as that picture of trainer Gordon Elliott sitting on a dead horse? Abduct two of his ...
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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

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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