UN is ‘very concerned’ about the situation of Princess Latifa

UN is 'very concerned' about the situation of Princess Latifa
In secret recordings obtained by the BBC in February, Princess Latifa claimed she was being held.
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Daily US Times: The United Nations has said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not proven that Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the missing daughter of Dubai’s ruler, is alive.

On Friday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that it has asked the UAE government for “proof of life” for the Princess, but has not received it.

During a briefing in Geneva, spokeswoman Marta Hurtado said: “We haven’t got any proof of life, and we would like one. One that is clear, compelling evidence that she’s alive. And our first concern for us is to be sure of that.”

The spokeswoman said OHCHR tried to set up a meeting between senior officials, with the new ambassador of the UAE to the UN in Geneva. She said the mission have accepted these requests, but they have no fixed date yet.

In secret recordings obtained by the BBC in February, Princess Latifa of the UAE claimed she was being held hostage in a “villa converted into a jail”, with no access to medical help.

Dubai’s royal family said in a statement in response of that video that Latifa was being cared for at home by family and medical professionals.

She said in the briefing that her office would “raise the case of Latifa’s sister, Sheikha Shamsa, to ask about their whereabouts.”

Latifa sent a letter in late February to the UK police, asking them to investigate the alleged kidnapping of her older sister, Princess Shamsa, from Britain in 2000.​​

“We are very concerned about both cases, because we do not know what is happening,” Hurtado said.

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