Plea from Princess of Dubai renews global push for answers

Wednesday - 17/02/2021 11:31
A desperate plea from Dubai’s Princess Latifa, who claims her father, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, drugged her and held her hostage, has the world wondering what has happened to her and has renewed a global push for answers.


Princess Latifa has accused her father of holding her hostage in Dubai since she tried to flee the city in 2018.

In secretly recorded videos shared with the BBC, Princess Latifa said she feared for her life.

The footage prompted global calls for a UN investigation, while the UK said the videos were "deeply troubling".

"We are concerned about it," UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday.

He said the videos showed "a young woman in deep distress", adding that the UK would watch any developments from the UN "very closely".

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