Yesterday marked three years since 2018 March 04, when Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, 35, was abducted from international waters and forcibly returned to Dubai.
Earlier that year, she planned to escape Dubai with the help of friend Tiina Jauhiainen. They boarded a U.S.-flagged yacht and crossed the Indian Ocean, with plans for Latifa to fly to the U.S. and seek asylum.
This plan came to a nightmarish end when Indian and Emirati military forces intercepted the boat, illegally, when it was sailing in international waters. Despite her pleas for asylum, Latifa was tranquilized and flown back to Dubai by private jet. She has been confined ever since.
The international community should step aup and help Latifa. Latifa is just an example of many men and women who are experiencing similar situations and are hopeless and muted, because nobody knows them.
Helping Latifa can bring hope to many others who are suffering from same situation. It’s a matter of human rights so it needs real human action. Please step up and start action. Spread the news, ask governments, and do something you can. This specially needs help from governments who pretend/claim human rights is important to them.
Additionally, it’s very good to sign this petition: FREE PRINCESS LATIFA AL MAKTOUM – #FreeLatifa.