Beijing time:2021-02-17 04:19
[NTD News February 17, 2021]According to a video released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) today (February 16), Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa was placed under house arrest after failing to escape in 2018. In a prison converted from a villa, she was afraid that her life would be lost.
According to Agence France-Presse and BBC reports, Latifah, the daughter of the Chief of Dubai, tried to escape from the United Arab Emirates by sea in March 2018 and was brought back home. She has not appeared in public.
The video released by the BBC was provided by Tiina JohannaJauhiainen, a Finnish friend of Latifah. This was shot with a mobile phone secretly in the bathroom after Latifah was imprisoned for about a year after failing to escape. Because she was under surveillance, she could only lock the door in the bathroom. It can be seen from the video that Latifah is curled up in a corner.
Latifah secretly sent this video to Yaoxi Ainen. Latifah was escorted by Yaoxi Ainen when he fled in 2018. Yaoxi Ainen was taken back to Dubai and released after two weeks of detention.
Latifah said in the video: “I am a hostage, and this villa has become a prison. There are 5 male police officers and 2 female police guards inside and outside the house. I worry about my life every day.”
Latifah said in another video that her condition is “desperate every day”, “I don’t want to be a hostage in this villa prison, I want freedom”.
The BBC released the video clip before the investigative news program “BBC Panorama” (BBC Panorama) aired, and stated that the video was released because Latifah’s friends had not received the news from her secretly recently and were worried. She is in danger.
Sky News said that they also received the video, but they have not been able to contact Latifah in the past nine months.
According to reports, these videos have been transferred to the United Nations by friends of Latifah. Currently, the Dubai authorities have not made any response to this matter. Dubai has previously claimed that Latifah is very safe under the care of his family.
Latifah, 35, tried to leave the United Arab Emirates by boat in 2018, but the ship was intercepted by commandos when it entered the waters off India. Latifah complained that after being escorted back to Dubai by a commando, she was locked in a villa with closed doors and windows and under police surveillance, and she was unable to obtain medical or legal assistance.
Latifah’s father is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the chief of Dubai, and the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.
(Reporter Fu Yuanxi Comprehensive Report / Chief Editor: Cheng Yiren)
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