Latifa’s mother Houria Ahmed Lamara hails from Algeria. And gratifyingly it turns out that the world is a nicer place than I would have predicted. Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum II is one of the daughters of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates. Prinzessin Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum ist ein Mitglied der Herrscherfamilie von Dubai. ... Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai Credit: Alamy. It was only after the BBC broadcast Escape From Dubai: The Mystery Of The Missing Princess on December 6, 2018, an hour-long documentary, that the UAE were forced to reveal Latifa’s status. In 2018, the world-wide media campaign, complaints to London’s Metropolitan Police and the FBI, and a United Nations inquiry supported by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, saw Dubai forced to release Tiina and the crew. "My father is the leader of Dubai" and "I am making this video because it could be the last one I make. On that night, Indian commandos boarded the US-flagged Nostromo, assaulted the crew, and dragged the target of their operation away, illegally ignoring her desperate pleas for asylum. In 2019, Haigh took over certain aspects of the legal work from Cadman, including the representation of Latifa, Tiina and the Nostromo’s crew before the United Nations. , In May 2018, Helene Jaubert, ex-wife of former French Navy officer Hervé Jaubert told The Daily Beast that Jaubert and Radha Stirling had been in contact with Latifa for five years, and invented the scheme together: "The whole plan was for Hervé to help her escape and once he got her out the daughter was going to get to the dad and say 'I want $3 million or else I'll tell all to the media'. , 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. One of the most important pillars of Latifa’s campaign is our legal fight for her freedom. Not just our family and friends, but people we’re never even going to meet.  Indian media reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his advisers were directly involved in giving the orders for interception at the request of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and didn't seek any formal request from UAE. Her father Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai and the Vice-President of UAE. , On 24 February 2018, Sheikha Latifa and her Finnish friend Tiina Jauhiainen left Dubai in a car and crossed the border to Oman.  On 25 December, photographs taken on 15 December were released showing Latifa alongside Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland. For nine months the UAE were silent regarding the fate of Latifa. We are an NGO with charitable aims and are acting on a voluntary basis to help Latifa, as are our partners and staff. Latifa Al Maktoum may refer to: . (2018-05-04), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "Vidéo. Her crime: daring to seek to leave Dubai and live abroad. They were married on 26 April 1979.  Two days later, she made contact with British-based attorney Radha Stirling of Detained in Dubai, notifying her of her departure from Dubai, and she posted a few departing messages on her social media account, detailing the circumstances and reasons for her departure. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum vanished in February, apparently attempting to escape the UAE. Robinson was roundly condemned for her comments and for interfering in a dire human rights case; she has partially retracted her comments. In August 2019, Tiina Jauhiainen gave her version of events to on-line magazine Insider. 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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. The newborn girl has been named “Sheikha,” Latifa said. It's a corrupt scheme gone haywire". “If I don’t make it out, I really hope there’s some positive change that will happen from all of this,” she said in the remarkable video she recorded before the daring escape attempt in February 2018. Just better. Quite the same Wikipedia. Tiina is a Finnish fitness instructor, whom Latifa initially approached as she was looking for private capoeira classes. Born on December 5, 1985, Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is an Emirati princess and a member of the Dubai Royal Family. Having been raised under the mantra "follow your dreams" and being told they were special, they tend to be confident and tolerant of difference. Latifa stands for every woman in the Gulf who is trying to break free from male guardianship and exercise her right of self-determination and human rights. 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.  After being taken over by Indian Coast Guard, the yacht was boarded by at least ten Emirati special forces personnel, who arrived by helicopter. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic: شيخة لطيفة بنت محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم Laṭīfa bint Muḥammad bin Rāshid al-Maktūm) (born 5 December 1985) is an Emirati sheikha and a member of the Dubai ruling family. We will continue this fight in the courts of law, and before governmental and international organisations such as the United Nations. Phone: +44 (0) 203 868 9995 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. It is time for the international community and everyone – especially women – across the world to unite to secure her freedom.  An investigation by The Guardian and Bureau of Investigative Journalism later revealed that on the same day, Signalling System No. A part of her plan included making video recordings in case her plan failed. 1 Rush Limbaugh; 2 Wonder Woman 1984; If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch the remarkable video she made, in which she lays bare the reality of her life. We are now demanding what Latifa has fought for, for years: that she be free to travel to a country of her choice, with her sister Shamsa, free from torture, abuse and duress, and be able to associate with whichever friends, advisors and lawyers she chooses. Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Princess Shamsa was born on 15 August 1981 and is one of Princess Latifa’s full sisters and a member of the Dubai royal family. At 32, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum went nowhere without a watchful chauffeur. Posts IGTV Tagged.  It left the next day for Sri Lanka with the released crew, including Jaubert and three Philippine nationals, on board. Sheikha Latifa has two half-sisters with the same name. The ruler of Dubai transformed the bloodstock industry in Britain and has been generous to the country through difficult times. , According to Radha Stirling's account, she received her last voice message from Latifa during the alleged raid in a panicked state, telling her "Radha please help me, there are men outside" and that she had heard "gunshots". Anita Mathur Lots of people like, for example, Hervé Jaubert and Radha Stirling are waiting for the return of Dubai ruler Sheikh Maktoum’s daughter Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum’s return to free life as she always has been aspiring. We will not let her down. , Sheikha Latifa escaped from Dubai in late February 2018 and was forcibly returned from international waters near the Indian coast by a joint India–Emirates operation on 4 March 2018. Reuters. " The UN OHCHR Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance sought responses on allegations from the Governments of India and UAE. She wanted us to continue to fight for her freedom and to tell her story around the world to inspire others. Here's How Her Doomed Escape Went Down, According to the Friend Who Fled with Her", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Latifa_bint_Mohammed_Al_Maktoum_(II)&oldid=995154551, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 15:04. Latifa made the call via WhatsApp and evidence of the call was provided to authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom and made available to reporters. 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. You can also read, watch or listen to the majority of the press coverage on Latifa, and watch regular video updates from us at the campaign and Detained International on the progress of the fight to free Latifa. Indian Intelligence agencies said they were trying to verify the claims but had no further comment. "My name is Latifa bint al-Maktoum," the statement to the camera begins. Detained International is a not-for-profit legal advocacy NGO, founded to assist people who have become victims of injustice and human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East. To Jeubert, as he said, Latifa is … The location where Jauhiainen was found and details of prior events were not shared officially, but according to her family she returned from Dubai to Finland that night. They undertook this action at the direction of Latifa’s father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the unelected ruler of Dubai. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum AP According to the BBC, Haya claimed a “campaign of intimidation” started after she began to doubt her husband’s claims of … In 2000, whilst on holiday in the UK, she fled her family and stayed with friends in London.  The brother of Jauhiainen confirmed her friendship with Sheikha Latifa. Two of the vessels were later identified as ICGS Shoor and ICGS Samarth, described in media statements by Jaubert: "The two coast guards vessels had a huge marking on the side of the hull, which read 'Indian Coast Guard' and one had an ID number painted: 11". She is the daughter of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum,the ruler of Dubai, and she is being held against her will somewhere in the UAE. , In December 2018, prior to the release of a BBC Two documentary Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess, the Dubai royal court released a statement saying that Latifa was safe at home. 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