Who is Princess Latifa? Abducted Dubai princess suspected hostage | UK | News
The daughter of the ruler of Dubai has used a smuggled phone to record videos claiming she is being held hostage. Princess Latifa is currently believed to be a hostage of her father, the ruler of Dubai, and her whereabouts is unknown.
The daughter of the ruler of Dubai has used a smuggled phone to record videos claiming she is being held hostage.
Princess Latifa is currently believed to be a hostage of her father, the ruler of Dubai, and her whereabouts is unknown.
Recently emerged video footage of the missing princess explaining how a royal villa she is being held hostage in has been converted into a “jail”.
The footage, obtained by BBC Panorama, was recorded over several months by the Princess via a phone.
She continued: “I don’t really know if I’m going to survive this situation.
“The police threatened me that I’ll be in prison my whole life and I’ll never see the sun again.”
The United Nations has said it will raise the detention of Princess Latifa with the authorities in the UAE.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the case of Princess Latifa is “concerning” and the pictures of her are “very distressing”, adding that people want to see that “she is alive and well”.
UK demands to see video proving Princess Latifa is ‘alive’ [REPORT]
She attempted to escape in 2018 but was reportedly found by her father’s men on a yacht off the coast of India and returned against her will to Dubai.
Dubai and the UAE have previously said she is safe in the care of her family.
The UAE is coming under intense pressure to reveal the whereabouts of Princess Latifa following her friends revealing the information about her detention to BBC Panorama.
The United Nations is investigating her disappearance and whereabouts.