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Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum - daughter of the ruler of #Dubai - vanished in February, apparently attempting to escape the #UAE. This is the story of the tape she left behind. theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…
The story of the Emirati princess who tried to escape twice but was forcibly repatriated, whose sister tried to escape and was also forcibly repatriated, is horrific. And makes you ask: how much worse for ordinary women in the #UAE?
It is a horrific story and one which must also force questions about #Dubai and its glitzy image: “Latifa says her role as a PR coup for modern Dubai – she was fond of skydiving, which was reported as a sign of her freedom – is a sham.” #UAE
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“I’ve been mistreated & oppressed all of my life...Women are treated like subhumans. My father...can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all” Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum,daughter of #Dubai ruler.Imagine how much worse for ordinary women theguardian.com/world/2018/dec…
Latifa is 2nd of Sheikh’s daughters to try to flee life of caged luxury &then vanish after reports of recapture.Her older sister,Shamsa,was seized on streets of Cambridge after fleeing family’s Surrey estate in 2000,in apparent abduction never fully investigated by British police
Latifa‘s bid to escape & her repatriation w/assistance of foreign govt reminds me of #Saudi Dina Ali Lasloum who tried to escape forced marriage but was detained at Manila airport until uncles came, beat her up, dragged her onto plane home w/limbs bound google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
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Thread 👇triggered many questions:

1-How can Syrian leadership resume relations with #Saudi after its support of the Opp?

2-What about #Iran and will Tehran feel betrayed?

3-What about #Russia and how might this potential shift impact Turkish/Russian relations?

Answers ==>
2-On #Saudi : No question that Riyadh/Damascus rapprochement is difficult to foresee. Note that this shift is being led #UAE and not Saudi. Riyadh is expected to follow and yes, reluctantly. Damascus is just as easy about this given Saudi’s early support of the Opp. BUT ==>
3-When discussing Riyadh/Damascus, it’s critical to think about Qatari/Saudi schism. If forced to choose, who should Damascus side with? Answer: #Saudi . Why? #Qatar is ardent supporter of the Moslem Brotherhood (enemy of both Damascus & Riyadh). Doha is also still supporting Opp
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Let me post the actual story of @emirates #EK203 from #Dubai @DubaiAirports to @JFKairport #JFK in #NewYork today. (Thread)
#Emirates can confirm that all passengers have disembarked from flight #EK203. All passengers were screened by the local health authorities prior to disembarkation and 3 passengers and 7 crew were transferred to the hospital for further medical care and evaluation. “ 1/5
“Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening at the site near the aircraft and were released afterwards. The rest of the passengers were allowed to leave and clear customs.” 2/5
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Here’s the official statement by the Attorney General of #Dubai, regarding the case involving a Swedish national with her daughter at Dubai International Airport @DubaiAirports
tinyurl.com/ya333p9m via @DXBMediaOffice
Here is the full story by @TheNationalUAE Ellie #Holman, 44, arrived in #Dubai on an @Emirates flight from #London Gatwick on July 13 but immigration desk officials found her #Swedish passport expired on June 10. news.ae/2nC3T0x
#Dubai Attorney General Essam Al Humaidan said she then produced an #Iranian passport and was told she qualified for a temporary visa that allowed for a 96-hour stay, shorter than she had planned.
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