July 28, 2021

After her disappearance, Princess Latifa claims to be “free to travel”

The United Nations had called for evidence to ensure that Princess Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, was alive. According to a press release sent Wednesday, June 23 to Agence France-Presse (AFP) by Taylor Wessing, a law firm that claims to represent her, she claims to be now free to “Travel where [elle] wants “

In February, British media broadcast videos in which she claimed to be being held in “Hostage” and fear for his life. In April, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed its deep concern and asked the United Arab Emirates, a Gulf country of which Dubai is one of the seven principalities, to provide proof that the princess was well alive.

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Photos posted on Instagram

After the broadcast of these videos, several photos of Princess Latifa were posted on an Instagram account. On Monday, a new photo supposed to show her at Madrid-Barajas airport rekindled speculation about her situation.

“I recently visited three European countries for a vacation with a friend. I asked him to post some pictures on the Internet to prove to the activists that I can travel wherever I want ”, said Princess Latifa, according to the firm Taylor Wessing. “I now hope that I can live my life in peace, without being watched by the media. And I thank you all for your concern ”, she added.

The London-based “Free Latifa” campaign was delighted on Monday, in a statement, to “To see that Latifa seems to have a passport, to travel and to enjoy greater freedom”.

The 35-year-old daughter of Mohammed Ben Rachid Al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, had unsuccessfully tried to escape by boat from this city-state in 2018, before being brought back there. . She has not been seen in public since that unsuccessful escape attempt.

AFP has not been able to verify the authenticity, nor the date on which three recent photos posted on an Instagram account bearing the name of “shinnybryn” were taken. This account belongs to a Briton named Sioned Taylor – a teacher, former member of the Royal Navy and employee of the Royal Family of Dubai – according to British media. Contacted by AFP, the Dubai authorities did not react to this publication of photos of the princess on the Internet.

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The World with AFP