Ex UN Rights Chief Criticised For Backing Dubai Royal Family Over Detained Princess

The Wire Staff
December 28, 2018, The Wire

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.

Sheikha Latifa. (Credit: Video grab)

New Delhi: Former UN rights chief Mary Robinson has been accused of backing Dubai’s version of events over princess Sheikha Latifa, who claimed she was confined and tortured by her family.

The princess is the daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Robinson met her recently in Dubai and told BBC Radio that she was a “troubled young woman”. Latifa was missing for several months after she tried to flee from her father and trying to migrate to the US via India. Her plan