Princess Shamsa fled to Britain from Dubai when she was 18 years old in 2000. About two months later, she was kidnapped on the orders of her father, Prince Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – and has not been seen since.
In a handwritten letter to British police, Shamsa’s sister, Princess Latifa, read by the BBC, she appealed to the BBC to reconsider her decision to suspend the initial investigation.
She was arrested without any communication or trial. She was tortured by the flogging of her feet. ” Princess writes.
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The letter was written in 2019, when Latifa was being held in a “prison villa,” but it wasn’t until Wednesday that Latifa’s friends sent the letter to the police. However, the letter was dated February 2018 – before a gentle attempt to escape – so as not to reveal that she had a way of communicating with the outside world.
Recently, the BBC has also published Latifa’s own films, in which she tells, among other things, that her father is holding her.
Police launched an investigation into the kidnapping in 2001 after Shamsa had access to a lawyer. But the investigation was dropped when the officers did not enter Dubai.
But the British police have investigated the case several times since then, and in a statement to the BBC, the police said that Latifa’s letter “will be seen as part of the ongoing investigation.”
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment.