Main image: Princess Latifa
A quote on Family Values by Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.
“I do not impose my opinions on my children, but give them the freedom of choice: this is how my father raised me.”
And in stark contrast to his Family Values:
‘UN experts on Tuesday demanded that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provide information about a daughter of Dubai’s ruler and release her, two months after the BBC aired a video it said was of Princess Latifa describing herself as a hostage in a villa’.
“We are alarmed that, following the public release in February of footage in which Sheikha Latifa reported being deprived of her liberty against her will, and the subsequent official request for further information on her situation, no concrete information has been provided by the authorities,” the independent UN human rights experts said in joint statement.”
“A spokeswoman for Bachelet’s office said earlier this month it had not received a requested “proof of life” for Sheikha Latifa from the United Arab Emirates.”
The autocratic emirate continues to ignore the West’s concerns about their ruler’s daughter, Latifa. And his other daughter Shamsa. Let us never forget about Shamsa.
I am so happy that Princess Haya bint Hussein and her two children have escaped from Dubai and Maktoum. I hope that Latifa and Shamsa will also enjoy their freedom soon.
During the divorce proceedings, “The Times reported that Sheikh Mohammed allegedly posted a poem on Instagram, in Arabic and English, accusing his wife of treachery and betrayal.” Wikipedia.
Quite a poet, and a man of many contradictions.