Campaign to free Princess Latifa #FreeLatifa & Detained International

MOTHERS DAY CALLS TO MOTHER OF KIDNAPPED PRINCESS LATIFA TO RELEASE HER AS FAMILY PICTURES RELEASED

Press release   •   May 12, 2019 13:18 BST

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12 MAY 2019

MOTHERS DAY CALLS TO MOTHER OF KIDNAPPED PRINCESS LATIFA TO RELEASE HER

Never before seen pictures released of Houria Lamara, one of the wives of Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum and mother of kidnapped and tortured Sheikha Latifa

London, UK: 12 May 2019.

Today, on international mothers day, Tiina Jauhiainen, the best friend of kidnapped Dubai Princess, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum has called on Latifa’s estranged Mother Houria Lamara to help free Latifa.

In a heart warming letter, sent today to Latifa’s mothers home at her family home of Al Wasl Road Palace, Dubai - Tiina said

“I am writing to you to respectfully as that you help me in freeing your daughter. Please help set a good example for this world, please do the right thing and help free Latifa”

“I am not a Muslim, but having lived in Dubai for many years I respect your faith. It is my understanding that the holy month of Ramadan is said to be a month of compassion and forgiveness. It is therefore that during the holy month of Ramadan and today on mothers day that I respectfully appeal to you not just as a human being, a Muslim but as a mother not to continue being complicit in the arbitrary detention and abuse of your daughter Latifa and to help Latifa and bring an end to her suffering.”

The letter was released together with never seen before family photos of the Al Maktoum family. In the very personal photos Latifa’s mother is seen publicly by many for the first time.

On the release of the never before seen photos, David Haigh a human rights lawyer and campaigner working on behalf of Latifa said “thanks to many of Latifa’s close friends we now have hundreds of unreleased pictures and videos of Latifa and her family. She entrusted these to her close friends before her escape attempt with the instructions to use them as necessary”.


A 12 year old Sheikha Latifa AL Maktoum with her estranged mother Houria Lamara


Houria Lamara mother to kidnapped Princess, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum and wife of Dubai ruler Sheikha Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in her earlier years.


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About Free Latifa:

The Free Latifa Campaign is run by Latifa’s closest friends, supporters and advisors. Headed by Campaign Director, Latifa’s best friend Tiina Jauhiainen, human rights lawyer and campaigner David Haigh and Latifa’s close friends Stefania Martinengo and Marko Remes. Together with the support of not for profit legal advocacy NGO Detained International and a growing number of friends, supporters, media, lawyers, politicians and celebrities around the world the campaign has one goal, to #FreeLatifa. Updates on the campaign can be found onwww.freelatifa.com

Contact Name

Tiina Jauhiainen and David Haigh

Campaign to Free Latifa

Email: latifa@freelatifa.com

Telephone: + 44 (0) 203 900 1188

Twitter: @freelatifa

Facebook: @freelatifa

Instagram: @freelatifa

About Free Latifa: The Free Latifa Campaign is run by Latifa’s closest friends, supporters and advisors. Headed by Campaign Director, Latifa’s best friend Tiina Jauhiainen, human rights lawyer and campaigner David Haigh and Latifa’s close friends Stephania Martinengo and Marco Remes. Together with the support of not for profit legal advocacy NGO Detained International and a growing number of friends, supporters, media, lawyers, politicians and celebrities around the world the campaign has one goal, to #FreeLatifa. Updates on the campaign can be found on www.freelatifa.com

Contact

Tiina Jauhiainen and David Haigh

Campaign to Free Latifa

Web: www.freelatifa.com

Email: latifa@freelatifa.com

Telephone: + 44 (0) 203 868 9995

Twitter: @freelatifa

Instagram: @freelatifa

Facebook: www.facebook.com/freelatifa

YouTube: www.youtube.com/freelatifaAbout Detained International: Detained International is a not for profit legal advocacy NGO, focusing on the protection and promotion of justice and human rights in Dubai, UAE and the wider Middle East. Detained International provides pro bono legal counselling to victims of injustice and other human rights violations, seeking recourse to international law mechanisms. Founded in 2018 by UAE torture victim David Haigh, a prominent Human rights lawyer and justice and equality advocate.

Contact

David Haigh

Detained International

Email: press@detained.org.uk

Telephone: + 44 (0) 203 900 1188

Twitter: @DetainedIn

Facebook: @DetainedIn

LinkedIn: @DetainedIn