Concern for Sheikha Latifa’s well-being has been strengthened by accounts of harsh habits by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, that emerged in divorce proceedings filed in British courts by one in every of his wives, Princess Haya.
A decide discovered final 12 months that Sheikh Mohammed had additionally kidnapped Sheikha Latifah’s sister Shamsa. The courtroom heard she was seized on the streets of Cambridge in August 2000 after leaving an property owned by her father, then taken by helicopter to France after which flown again to Dubai.
In a bid to step up worldwide strain, Mr. Haigh stated the marketing campaign will ask the British and American governments and the European Union subsequent week to impose monetary sanctions and journey bans on Sheikh Mohammed and 5 others he stated are implicated in Sheikha Latifa’s detention. They embrace the Emirati safety chief, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, who the United Arab Emirates has put ahead as a candidate to guide the worldwide policing group Interpol, Mr. Haigh stated.
Sheikh Mohammed, ranked among the many world’s richest males, has main holdings and investments in Britain and the US. A passionate horse fanatic, his investments embrace the racing group Godolphin, whose horse Important High quality is a favourite to win the Kentucky Derby on Could 1.