Dubai ruler’s daughter secretly jailed for over three years, drugged in hospital: Report
Tehran (KNA) - The daughter of the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has reportedly fled the Persian Gulf kingdom after being secretly jailed for three years and four months and drugged in hospital for her dissidence.
Sheikha Latifa, 33, says she didn't have the freedom to live her own life in Dubai and had been kept incommunicado after a previous failed escape attempt as a teenager, British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail reported.
The princess says she is one of 30 children the wealthy ruler of Dubai has with six wives, and that she managed to escape oppression in the strict Arab state with the help of a former French spy.Latifa adds that she had not been allowed to leave the UAE since 2000.
She was also not allowed to drive and had her movements monitored round the clock. She said she did not have the permission to keep her own passport, and could not even go to another emirate without royal authorization. The member of the ruling family of Dubai is purportedly on a yacht off the coast of southern India, and is expected to seek political asylum in the United States.
Source: Press TV