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‘I’m a hostage’: New video messages may shed light on fate of Princess Latifa, Dubai ruler’s daughter

‘I’m a hostage’: New video messages may shed light on fate of Princess Latifa, Dubai ruler’s daughter

In new video footage obtained by the BBC, Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, claims that she is being held hostage by her family. Latifa drew global headlines in 2018 after publicly alleging that ...
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In Videos, Dubai Princess Says She Is a ‘Hostage’

Sheikha Latifa, who drew headlines in 2018 when she unsuccessfully sought to flee her country, says she has been held in a virtual prison since her forced return. Since 2018, when Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, one of the daughters ...
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Princess Latifa: The Dubai ruler’s daughter who vanished

Dramatic new details have come to light about the extraordinary kidnapping and secretive detention of Princess Latifa. It has been many months since Tiina Jauhiainen last heard from her friend. Princess Latifa, imprisoned in Dubai after attempting a daring escape, ...
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Princess Latifa: ‘Hostage’ ordeal of Dubai ruler’s daughter revealed

The daughter of Dubai's ruler who tried to flee the country in 2018 later sent secret video messages to friends accusing her father of holding her "hostage" as she feared for her life. In footage shared with BBC Panorama, Princess ...
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Christian Michel’s Claims of Coercion, Torture Could Spark Fresh Diplomatic Challenges for India

A 35-page letter written by VVIP chopper scam accused Christian Michel to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about his alleged mistreatment in Tihar Jail could prove to be embarrassing for the Narendra Modi government and potentially also affect the extradition ...
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UN to call for release of British businessman held in Indian jail over £500m helicopter deal

Christian Michel alleges he was tortured in a notorious prison after refusing to sign a fake confession. The United Nations is to demand the release of a British businessman held without conviction in an Indian jail for two years over ...
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Chopper scam-accused Christian Michel pens 35-page letter to British govt

AugustaWestland chopper scam accused British national Christian Michel who has been languishing in Tihar Jail for two years has written a handwritten letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, foreign secretary Dominic Raab and home secretary Priti Patel calling on ...
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Matkapuhelin­verkko voi kavaltaa kenen tahansa sijainnin: Siepattiinko arabi­prinsessa ja hänen suomalainen ystävänsä luksus­jahdilta kapteenin puhelimen takia?

Arabiemiraattien prinsessaa Latifaa on pidetty tahdonvastaisessa eristyksessä jo kohta kolme vuotta. Uusien tietojen mukaan hänen pakonsa kohti vapautta katkesi matkapuhelinverkon yksinkertaisen ominaisuuden takia ...
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The cell phone network can betray anyone’s location: Were the Arab princess and her Finnish friend abducted from a luxury yacht because of the captain’s phone?

THE captain of NOSTROMO had decided that the group would take a course towards Goa, India. The 30-meter-long luxury yacht was running out of fuel. It was March 3, 2018 somewhere in the Arabian Sea. On board Nostromo, Princess Latifa ...
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In Sheikh Mohammed the UK has a great friend – we should be more appreciative of his kindness

The ruler of Dubai transformed the bloodstock industry in Britain and has been generous to the country through difficult times. Most of us have learnt a lot about ourselves and a good deal about others this year. If we didn’t ...
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Israeli Spy Tech Firm Tracked Mobile Users Around the World, Investigation Suggests

Investigation claims Rayzone used arcane cell network point to ‘track the locations of mobile phones across the world’; network vulnerability may have been exploited to track down UAE Princess Sheikha Latifa in attempted 2018 escape ■ Rayzone denies report The ...
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Spy companies using Channel Islands to track phones around the world

Private intelligence companies are using phone networks based in the Channel Islands to enable surveillance operations to be carried out against people around the world, including British and US citizens, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal following a joint ...
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SET HER FREE Dubai ruler DID imprison daughter princess Latifa and must be brought to justice, says UN

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum "ordered and orchestrated" the kidnapping of his daughter Princess Latifa, 34, two years ago after she fled the emirate he rules, according to a judgement by the UK High Court in March. Yet despite ...
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Fiona Shackleton: ‘Divorce is either quick torture or slow torture’

The lawyer for royals and the ultra-rich on the pandemic boom in break-ups — and why she still believes in marriage. The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on many businesses, and for the cities where they operate. But for one ...
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The quest to free Dubai’s kidnapped Princess continues

The story of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is well-known. She is the daughter of the Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who attempted to escape the UAE ...
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Dubai ruler’s ‘imprisoned’ daughter Princess Latifa remains in ‘grave danger’ as family begs UN to save her

The United Nations is being urged to take "decisive action" to protect "imprisoned" Princess Latifa of Dubai who lawyers believe is in "grave danger" at the hands of her billionaire father. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum "ordered and orchestrated" ...
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Haya of Jordan, or the princess who managed to escape Dubai

Kidnapped princesses, flown millions, threats and private jets… the divorce of the Emir of Dubai has everything a bad thriller. plunged into the heart of a reality as frozen as it is golden. On March 5, 2020, the comely Minister ...
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Princess Haya and her latest divorce battle — over racehorses

The ownership of a string of thoroughbreds is being jealously contested by the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife. Many divorcing couples fight over the custody of their children. Some argue over their pet chihuahuas. But caught up in ...
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The most feared divorce lawyer in Britain

Fiona Shackleton left Exeter University with a third-class degree, then began working as a cook. How did she become the most feared divorce lawyer in Britain? On 17 March 2008, in London’s High Court, Heather Mills poured a jug of ...
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Spectre of damning High Court judgment against Sheikh Mohammed hangs over Pinatubo and Newmarket

Should favourite win 2,000 Guineas behind closed doors, the sport is spared dilemma of how to react towards owner after alleged abductions. If the odds-on favourite Pinatubo wins this weekend’s 2,000 Guineas, coronavirus protocols will save racing from an awkward ...
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Family court battles will be shown online

Appeal hearings in high-profile divorce and childcare cases are to be streamed live online as part of a move by the government to make the process more transparent. Ministers have put a statutory instrument before MPs that would allow such ...
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Charles Geekie, QC, who acts for Princess Haya, the former wife of Sheikh Mohammed

Charles Geekie, QC, at 1GC Family Law chambers, acts for Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the former wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Following an unsuccessful appeal to the Supreme Court by Sheikh Mohammed, the High ...
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Not even Dubai’s princesses are safe from repression

In a far cry from the usual dry legal ruling, the family division of Britain’s High Court upheld allegations about the abusive conduct of people acting for Dubai’s ruler. In doing so, it cast a spotlight on the United Arab ...
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London court ruling ‘step towards’ captured Dubai princesses’ freedom

Dubai princesses and sisters Sheikha Shamsa al-Maktoum and Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum have not been seen in public since their failed escapes from the palace. Fear is the true opposite of freedom, and two Dubai princesses were willing to ...
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Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai: six wives, 30 children and a 14-year reign of control

Dubai’s ruler has been exposed in court as a tyrant who imprisoned his own daughters. For years, UK officials have resisted questioning his behaviour. In a hotel drawing room in west London last year, a stately Beiruti matriarch — dressed ...
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