The United Nations has said they have not received proof of life of Princess Latifa, the daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, from the UAE after requesting it two weeks ago.
The UN requested the UAE provide proof of life two weeks ago after secretly videos were released of the Princess in captivity by her friends. In the videos, the royal revealed that she was not allowed to see the sunlight and was a prisoner in what she called a ‘jail villa.’ She said she feared for her life and had been kept in the villa since her kidnapping in 2018.
Contact from the Princess has stopped, and friends worry for her safety.
UN spokesperson Robert Colville said that meetings were held with UAE representatives in Switzerland but when he was asked if they provided proof of life, he said: “Not yet, no.”
Last month, a statement was released by the UAE embassy in London on behalf of Dubai’s royal family that said:
“In response to media reports regarding Sheikha Latifa, we want to thank those who have expressed concern for her wellbeing, despite the coverage which certainly is not reflective of the actual position.
“Her family has confirmed that Her Highness is being cared for at home, supported by her family and medical professionals.”
Princess Latifa is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed, the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.