LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom is seeking the identification of life from Princess Latifa from Dubai after video strengthened suspicions that Amir’s daughter had been imprisoned for failing to escape.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb told Sky News on Wednesday that the British government would appreciate it if people could see “he is alive and well” while looking at the pictures. He described the video as “very disturbing” and you see a young woman in great frustration. Rob told the BBC Britain was concerned about this. This video will be followed by the United Nations. The BBC on Tuesday released a video allegedly made by Sheikh Latifa. In it, the 35-year-old said he was detained in a locked villa. Initially there was no response from Dubai.
“I am a hostage and this mansion has been turned into a prison,” Latifa says in the video. All windows are restricted. She recorded the video in the bathroom of the villa because it was the only room she could lock behind. Reuters could not verify when and where the video was recorded. The free Latifa campaign claimed to have been able to smuggle a cellphone to Latifa.
Latifa is the daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Two years ago he reportedly tried in vain to leave the United States in the Persian Gulf against his father’s wishes. A human rights group has released a video about their spectacular escape attempt. Accordingly, he disguised himself with a friend in Dubai and drove to the beach in a car and from there escaped in a waiting boat with a rubber dinghy and jet skis. But eventually she was caught by a special unit off the Indian coast and brought back to Dubai.
Last March, a London court ruled that the sheikh had ordered the abduction of Latifa, in which he founded several charges against the emir’s ex – wife, Princess Haja. Sheikh’s lawyers have denied the allegations.