The Office of the United Countries High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) talked about Friday it has asked the UAE for “proof of lifestyles” for the Princess, but has no longer bought it.
“We comprise no longer got any proof of lifestyles, and we would bask in one. One which is determined, compelling proof that she’s alive. And our first downside for us is to perform obvious of that,” spokeswoman Marta Hurtado informed a briefing in Geneva. “We tried to living up a meeting between senior officials, with the recent ambassador of the UAE to the UN in Geneva. In thought, the mission comprise current these requests, but we comprise no fastened date yet.”
CNN has reached out to the UAE for commentary.
In secret recordings bought by the BBC and shared with CNN in February, Princess Latifa claimed she became once being held hostage in a “villa converted loyal into a reformatory”, with no fetch entry to to scientific assist. In response, Dubai’s royal family talked about in a assertion Latifa became once being cared for at house by family and scientific professionals.
Hurtado informed the briefing the OHCHR would “ideally meet her” and “consult along with her on my own to search your complete aspects of her situation.”
“That is what we’ll carry in this meeting, if it takes living,” she added. Requested why such conferences comprise no longer taken living yet regardless of repeated calls from the OHCHR, Hurtado spoke back the question ought to be raised to the authorities of the UAE.
Hurtado furthermore talked about her office would “raise the case of Latifa’s sister, Sheikha Shamsa, to question about their whereabouts.”
In leisurely February, Latifa sent a letter — shared with CNN — to the UK police, asking them to analysis the alleged kidnapping of her older sister, Princess Shamsa, from Britain in 2000.
“We’re very eager about each and every situations, because of this of we do no longer know what is taking place,” Hurtado talked about. “That’s why we’re no longer most efficient asking where they are, but we wish to meet them. We wish to discuss with them. We wish to understand what is their situation, as the case no longer most efficient with these two females, but other situations of of us which comprise disappeared, or even presumably disappeared across the globe,” she added.
“We note up on many situations, [on a] every single day basis of of us which comprise disappeared or whom we do no longer know the whereabouts. That is why we’re internally, privately but as effectively publicly right here, raising their case and expressing that we’re certainly very eager about the situation,” the OHCHR spokeswoman concluded.