Photo Shows ‘Hostage’ Princess Latifa of Dubai on a Holiday in Spain, Media Says

Middle East

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum has been in the media spotlight for several years since she revealed that she reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates to seek political asylum, but was forcibly returned by commandos sent by her father Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum.

A photo of Dubai Princess Latifa, who has claimed she is being held hostage by her father, was posted on Instagram, the Associated Press has reported. According to the outlet, the image was posted by a woman identified in the media as former Royal Navy member Sioned Taylor. It shows the two women standing together in what appears to be Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain.

A lawyer for a group that has campaigned for the royal’s freedom, said the latest photo shows the princess enjoys an increasing degree of freedom and noted that she had directly contacted several members of the campaign’s team.

My Life is Not in my Hands

In the middle of February, the BBC’s “Panorama” broadcast videos that Princess Latifa allegedly recorded over the past two years. In the videos, she said she was being held “hostage” at a villa surrounded by police.

She also revealed that she tried to escape Dubai in 2018 with the help of her capoeira instructor Tiina Jauhiainen to seek political asylum, but was captured by commandoes sent by her father, who reportedly drugged her and forcibly returned the royal to…

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