A video of Dubai Princess Latifah suspected of being imprisoned has been exposed recently, and many countries around the world have called on the United Nations to intervene in the investigation.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 17th that the United Nations said it would formally question the United Arab Emirates about the imprisonment of Dubai Princess. On the 16th, the BBC documentary column released a secret video sent by Latifah to his friends, in which Latifah looked pale and said that he was imprisoned by his father in a “villa prison”.
“We will definitely raise this issue with the UAE, and the relevant human rights authorities will step in the investigation after analyzing new material,” said OHCHR spokesman Rupert Colville.
“We hope [the UN investigation] will play a decisive role in the UAE’s eventual release of Princess Latifah,” said Rodney Dixon, a London human rights lawyer who filed the case with the UN. “The UN needs to negotiate directly with the people who hold Latifah and ensure an agreement is reached in order to release Latifah,” Dixon added.
The British side said that the videos were “deeply disturbing”.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on the 17th: “We are concerned about this and will ‘closely watch’ any progress of the United Nations.” Asked if sanctions would be imposed on the UAE, Raab said: “It is not clear whether there is evidence to support this practice.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said that the British government expressed “disease”, but let’s first look at “how the United Nations investigation is going”.
Latifah’s father is Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Chief of Dubai of the United Arab Emirates. In February 2018, Latifah tried to escape from Dubai with the help of his friends, but failed.
On the way, he was captured by the UAE commandos and brought back to Dubai. According to Latifah, she has been imprisoned in the villa since then, and her father claims that it is for her own good.