Sheikha Latifa missing: Runaway Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa, taken captive off Indian coast, back in UAE: Report
One of the princesses of the UAE who also happens to be the daughter of the Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has been returned after claiming to have run away from her father, report said.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, 32, a daughter of the Dubai ruler, first appeared in a video published in Youtube in the month of March, announcing she was about to flee.
In the video that seems to have been filmed by herself, the bare faced Latifa wearing a simple blue top with her hair tied back said, “I’m making this video because it could be the last video I make,”.
She also mentioned that she was a daughter of the Dubai ruler and Algerian mother, Horriya Ahmed, and that she had tried to run away from her father in the past – before having access to the internet.
“Pretty soon I’m going to be leaving somehow and I’m not so sure of the outcome, but I’m 99 percent positive it will work.
And, if it doesn’t, then this video can help me because all my father cares about is his reputation,” Latifa continued.
She also added, “My father is the most evil person I have ever met in my life. He’s pure evil. There’s nothing good in him.”
It was found that over the past couple of months, the princess’s case was taken up by a UK based firm called ‘Detained In Dubai’– a non-governmental organization, which claims to help victims of Injustice across the borders of the UAE.
The firm said that Latifa tried to escape from Dubai by ship, but the vessel was intercepted on 4th of March – less than about 80 km off the coast of South India.
It has been also reported that ‘Detained In Dubai’ accused New Delhi of assisting in the princess’s capture. However, India has not officially commented on the allegations that the Coast Guard assisted UAE forces.
The NGO’s allegations were based on the claims of a former French spy, Herve Jaubert, who claims to have helped Latifa escape from the UAE.
The French spy said that the ship in which Latifa was fleeing was attacked and intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard and commandos from the UAE.
All those onboard the ship – including Jaubert, the ship’s crew and the princess were then taken to the UAE against their will.
After a few days, the others were freed but the situation of the princess remained unclear.
According to the UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), information about the issue has been forwarded to the National Crime Agency and Interpol for further investigation.