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BBC News - Princess Haya: Dubai ruler's wife in UK 'in fear of her life'

This comes after two of Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum's daughters, Shamsa and Latifa, tried to escape and were both caught, returned to Dubai and held against their will.

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Per BBC's @FrankRGardner: "Sources close to her have said that Princess Haya had recently discovered disturbing facts behind the mysterious return to Dubai last year of Sheikha Latifa, one of the ruler's daughters."
If confirmed, this is a huge deal.

It was Princess Haya who invited former Irish president Mary Robinson to Dubai last year for a stage-managed public appearance with Latifa

Robinson parroted the Maktoum line that Latifa was "troubled" and "in the loving care of her family"
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Questa non è una favola.
"La principessa Sheikha Latifa non era mai uscita da Dubai, il luccicante emirato retto da suo padre. Le richieste di viaggiare o studiare all'estero erano state negate, il passaporto sequestrato, gli amici tenuti lontano da lei" nytimes.com/2019/02/10/wor…
L'anno scorso, "a 32 anni, Sheikha Latifa sparì sfuggendo al suo guardiano maschio: Non c'è giustizia in questo paese - disse in un video registrato di nascosto - Specialmente se sei una donna, la tua vita non vale nulla"
"Perciò i suoi amici si preoccuparono quando lessero un messaggio di WhatsApp in cui diceva di aver lasciato Dubai per un posto migliore: Ora sono libera - rispose alle richieste di chiarimenti, aggiungendo l'emoticon di un cuore"
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"What we heard today was Mary Robinson essentially reciting for BBC Radio listeners the content of the statement issued by the Dubai ruler's court." #FreeLatifa
Sounds an awful lot like the forced-drugging #Latifa described her sister being "treated with."

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