Princess Latifa sent secret video messages and accused her father of holding her hostage

The daughter of Dubai’s ruler said she feared for her life as she was kept in a villa that was turned into a jail. On February 19, the UN stepped in and asked the United Arab Emirates for “proof of life”. In response, the Dubai royal family has now said Princess Latifa is “being cared for at home”.

Who is Princess Latifa of Dubai?

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum is the 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s billionaire ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

The Sheikh is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates – and reportedly has several children from various wives.

In a 40-minute video released her escape bid, Latifa said she had previously tried to leave the UAE aged 16 but was captured at the border, jailed for three years, beaten, and tortured.

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