Two profiles on the social network Instagram this week published two photos of the Princess of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Latifa bin Mohammad al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, of which no pictures have been seen for months.
In mid-February, BBC Panorama released a secret video of Latifa’s testimony claiming she was held hostage against her will and feared for her life.
Now one of these pictures shows the princess in a shopping center in Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates (MoE), sitting next to two other women. In the snapshot you can see a poster for a film whose premiere is scheduled for May 13th. So this photo would be before this date.
The other photo, published this Saturday, shows the princess together with one of the women accompanying her in the other picture in the Bice Mare restaurant in the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
Although the BBC cannot verify the authenticity of the publication, it has contacted a friend of Latifa’s who recognized the princess.
For its part, the United Nations did not make a decision in this regard, but again demanded a “convincing proof of life” for Latifa from the Arab Emirates, which the Asian country has confirmed.
Last February, Latifa’s family faced some speculation about her whereabouts and situation, assuring them that they would be treated “at home” hours after the UN requested proof of life.
The proliferation of new videos at the time of Princess Latifa denouncing the conditions of detention in which she was living raised international doubts about her condition.
“In response to media reports,” the United Arab Emirates Embassy in the United Kingdom thanked “all who have raised concerns about the state” of Princess Latifa, but made it clear that some data are inconsistent with reality.