Dubai Ruler's Daughter Sheikha Latifa Asked UK Police To Reopen Kidnapped Sister's Case

Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of Dubai's ruler had urged the United Kingdom Police to reopen the case of her missing sister in 2018.

Ritika Joshi
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 Sheikha Latifa Kidnapped Sister: Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the Dubai’s ruler contacted the British police and asked them to reopen the investigation into the kidnapping of her old sister Shamsa.

Shasma Latifa had been kidnapped from a street in Cambridge in 2000 when she was aged 18. The now 39-year-old Shasma has not been seen in public since her kidnapping. The handwritten letter written by Sheikha Latifa was dated February 2018 and asked the Cambridgeshire police to refocus on the case of her missing sister. The Cambridgeshire police confirmed that they received that letter in relation to the case and that it was a part of an “ongoing review.”

The 35-year-old Sheikha Latifa is also a subject of national concern. In a video message that was filmed in a bathroom and obtained by the BBC, she stated that she was being held hostage in a barricaded villa. Last week, the United Arab Emirates stated that Sheikha Latifa was being cared for at home with family and medical professionals.

The ruler of Dubai and father of the two women, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum rejected the findings by a London High Court judge. Last year, the judge had stated that he accepted as proved allegations that the Sheikh had ordered the abductions of his daughters.

Britain has called on the UAE to show proof that Latifa is still alive.

Also the UN Human Rights Office stated that it has asked the United Arab Emirates for proof that Latifa is still alive following ‘disturbing’ video footage.The office had reportedly spoken to the UAE’s diplomatic mission in Geneva on Thursday. Liz Throssell, the spokesperson on UNHRO told an online briefing, “We did raise the case yesterday with the permanent mission here in Geneva. We did ask for proof of life.”

Dubai Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Sheikha Latifa Shasma Latifa