Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum asked for our help and entrusted us with securing her freedom from the gilded cage in which her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, keeps her as an effective prisoner. My name is Tiina Jauhiainen and I need your help to rescue my best friend, Princess Latifa Al Maktoum. [48] Nostromo and the rest of the crew were taken to the naval base in Fujairah, escorted by the Indian Coast Guard and then transferred to UAE warship Baynunah. This force – consisting of at least two state-of-the-art ships from the Indian Coast Guard, a UAE Navy frigate, hundreds of men, including an elite commando unit and a detachment of the UAE state security forces, as well as helicopters and surveillance planes – was sent to illegally kidnap and capture one young woman. Sheikh Mohammed is the third son of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 's four sons, members of Dubai's ruling Al Maktoum family and descendants of the House of Al-Falasi, of which Sheikh Mohammed is the tribal leader. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. [10][11], In a video statement, Sheikha Latifa said that she and her brother Sheikh Majid spent their early childhood under the care of their paternal aunt. We will continue this fight in the courts of law, and before governmental and international organisations such as the United Nations. #FreeLatifa Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, one of the Sheikh's children by six different wives, spent seven years plotting her escape from caged … Our legal team instigated criminal, civil and intergovernmental legal action across the world in the United Nations, Metropolitan Police, Cambridgeshire police, FBI, European Parliament and civil actions commencing in the US, UK and India. [82] Support groups also raised awareness of the campaign at the 2018 Kentucky Derby by flying a banner saying "DUBAI, WHERE IS PRINCESS LATIFA?".[83]. https://freelatifa.com/.../family-statement-on-dubai-princess-latifa-al-maktoum Leaked data, documents and interviews with industry insiders who have access to sensitive information suggest that systemic weaknesses in the global telecoms infrastructure, and a particular vulnerability in Jersey and Guernsey, are being exploited by corporate spy businesses. She made it clear that, even if she didn’t succeed, she hoped her story would encourage other women in the Middle East to stand up against male guardianship and patriarchy, and ultimately be free. Congratulations to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has welcomed a new grandchild.His daughter, HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced on social media that she has given birth to a healthy baby girl, named Shaikha bint Faisal AlQassimi. [63], According to the testimonies of the crew, the yacht was being actively searched for by Indian Coast Guard search and rescue aircraft SAR CG 782 on 3 March 2018. It is time for the international community and everyone – especially women – across the world to unite to secure her freedom. Verified. Nostromo reached Galle, Sri Lanka, on 2 April 2018. The legal team, managed by David Haigh, includes senior lawyers and barristers. She is the full sister of Sheikha Maitha (born 1980), Sheika Latifa (born 1985) and Sheikh Majid (born 1987). Personal rights, in particular women’s rights, will suffer a setback if Latifa is not freed. Most of us have learnt a lot about ourselves and a good deal about others this year. Latifa appointed David Haigh and Radha Stirling to assist and represent her in February 2018. Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is actively engaged in culture, arts, education, and technology in the UAE, and plays a major role in ensuring the cross-incubation of these industries through her post as Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). [54], On 6 December 2018, the release of the BBC Two documentary Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess elicited the first official response on the matter from the Dubai royal court in the form of a brief statement saying that Latifa was safe at home. Latifa Rashed Al Maktoum has 2,419 photos and videos on their Instagram profile. Latifa Al Maktoum may refer to: . [81], Ad-Diyaar, a mainstream Arab newspaper, also published calls by Human Rights Watch raising the issue that Sheikha Latifa had been forcibly hidden. We at the FreeLatifa campaign, Detained International, and Stirling Haigh are proud to be among those that Latifa trusted with her quest for freedom. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, 35, is Shamsa’s younger sister. Not just our family and friends, but people we’re never even going to meet. Yet, Latifa continues to languish in what she described as “hell”. Dubai ruler’s ‘imprisoned’ daughter Princess Latifa remains in ‘grave danger’ as family begs UN to save her. Prinzessin Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum ist ein Mitglied der Herrscherfamilie von Dubai. 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Indian Intelligence agencies said they were trying to verify the claims but had no further comment. Princess Latifa, the 33-year-old daughter of Dubai’s leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, fled the conservative United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a daring escape nine months ago. August 15, 1981 - Princess Shamsa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is born to Sheikh Mohammed, who has several wives. [71][72], In total, at least three Indian and two Emirati warships, two military planes, and a helicopter were involved in the raid on Nostromo, about 50 miles off the coast of Goa. [106][107][108] According to Mary Robinson, the meeting was arranged by one of the wives of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Princess Haya, and described Latifa in a BBC Radio 4 interview[109] as a "troubled young woman" and claiming that she regretted making the earlier video in which she alleged abuse. 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The Indian government was widely criticised for its extrajudicial outreach, citing national interests[93][94] and disregard of formal legal process. Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum (II). Robinson asserts that Latifa is safe, even as it is widely presumed she is being held captive on orders of her father. ", "Princess Latifa of Dubai Tried to Flee the Royal Family, but Got Caught and Dragged Back. 3. La denuncia di Human Rights Watch: "Dove sei, principessa Latifa? You might also want to read the press statement from Human Rights Watch and the press statement of the Guernica Group regarding the UN’s request about the case to the UAE and India. [117] However it was quickly established that the Nostromo was outfitted with satellite phone. Its passengers and crew were transported back to the United Arab Emirates, leaving Latifa in the hands of her furious father – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In 2018, Haigh appointed Toby Cadman of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers to lead the legal team and act on behalf of Sheikha Latifa, Tiina Jauhiainen and the crew of the Nostromo to seek justice and Latifa’s freedom. [24][74] Jauhiainen and Jaubert made their first public appearance after the incident in a press conference arranged by Detained in Dubai in London[75][72] despite facing alleged threats from the UAE government to stay silent. [103], The matter was referred to the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions by Guernica 37, a London-based law firm representing Latifa and her two friends. [48][68][69] After being taken over by Indian Coast Guard, the yacht was boarded by at least ten Emirati special forces personnel, who arrived by helicopter. We hope to raise awareness of this abuse of Latifa’s human rights and we seek her safe release so that she may enjoy the freedoms she’s long desired. [30][31][29][32] An investigation by The Guardian and Bureau of Investigative Journalism later revealed that on the same day, Signalling System No. The Free Latifa Campaign was established by Latifa’s friend, Tiina Jauhiainen, and human rights lawyer David Haigh with the support of Detained International and Stirling Haigh. We continue to seek the assistance of talented lawyers and paralegals from around the world. [38] On 2 January 2019, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh denied any involvement of Indian Government in repatriation of emirati princess while replying to a question raised by member of parliament Saugata Roy. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (II) On the night of March 4 th, 2018, an unprecedented international incident took place in which significant Indian and UAE military force converged to carry out an unprovoked attack on a small, American yacht off the coast of Goa, India. 1 Rush Limbaugh; 2 Wonder Woman 1984; [84][78] The UAE-controlled media[85] began reporting extensively about the social activities of her half-sister with the same name, who serves as Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the daughter of Dubai's ruler. Latifa gave us very clear instructions on what to do in the event that her bid for freedom failed. [29][45], On 20 March 2018, Nostromo was spotted at the port of Fujairah in the UAE. [110] The comments were criticised by various rights groups and Detained in Dubai's head Radha Stirling for reciting Dubai's official version of the events "almost verbatim". 10 months ago. Despite growing up in a gilded cage, Latifa was forever treated, just as so many other women are, like a child, a mere possession of men surrounding her, instead of an adult capable of making her own choices. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, announced on Thursday on her official account on Instagram that she had given birth to a baby girl. [25] The following day, Sheikha Latifa, Jaubert and Jauhiainen, along with the crew of three Philippine nationals, were intercepted by Indian authorities while approaching Goa[26][27][28][29] on the U.S.-registered yacht Nostromo, call sign WDG9847. December 5, 1985 - Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is born. She fled the UAE and made allegations of abuse at the hands of her father in a video which was circulated online. You can find the timeline of events here, from her daring dash for freedom across the Dubai-Oman border, to the illegal attack on the Nostromo, and what we at  the FreeLatifa campaign and Detained International have done to help her since we received her emergency message. Dubai says Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is safe and well — but others claim there’s a sinister story behind her disappearance. You can also read more about Latifa, and the events that led to our involvement in more detail on the official Free Latifa campaign website. She may live in a palace, but her account makes it clear that freedom of self-determination can be violated regardless of riches. An Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson claimed that "[n]o such incident has been brought to our notice. 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