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UN body writes to India on Dubai princesses abduction

A UN body on enforced disappearances has communicated to India on the case of one of the daughters of Dubai s ruler, who was allegedly abducted in March aboard a US-flagged yacht off the Indian coast while attempting to flee from the UAE. Princess Sheikha Latifa is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister of the UAE. She is one of the 30 children who tried to escape in March after complaining she was effectively being held prisoner by her repressive father. She fled across the border to Oman with the help of a friend, before boarding a boat to meet French national Herve Jaubert, who had himself managed to successfully escape the Emirates in 2010. The boat set sail for the Indian coast but was intercepted by three Indian and two Emirati warships - with Jaubert claiming he and his crew were beaten by commandos before Latifa was whisked away, The Telegraph reported. There was no immediate comment from the Ministry of External ...

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