What happened to Dubai's Princess Latifa? - BBC Newsnight
What happened to Dubais princess Latifa

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Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has not been seen since March 2018. It's claimed she was snatched while trying to escape the country with the help of a former French spy and a Finnish martial arts instructor. Gabriel Gatehouse investigates. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

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Hamish McHarg : Now that Princess is back inside the iron cage, she will never see the light. Her life is done. This is such a tragic sad story.

The Doco : I lived in Dubai. If all the foreigners left Dubai would be nothing. The Emirati people are lazy. They don't work. All the expats should leave and bring Dubai down. It is an evil place. SO many people are trapped there unable to leave. It's the ignorant Brits brunching every Friday you need to convince.

Maxmud Xareed : It's ironic how western governments work with these filthy monarchs to reach their goals and interests and then the same western governments claim to care about democracy ,freedom and liberty #hypocrisy

Ken ibn Anak : This woman's disappearance after making this video sounds like an excellent reason to suspend, cease or simply not have any contact or commerce with the UAE or Dubai.

Nadia s : Latifa, the whole world stands beside you๐Ÿ‘

Dorothy Rosegreen : I don't understand why people still visit there. This is evil

K S : Boycott Dubai and the UAE hellhole.

Margaret Wilson : I hope she's okay, wherever she is.

Ally Khan : It is the West that supports this immoral, corrupt autocracts. The reasons are obvious and historical.

Nidhi Krishnamurthy : She bravely confronts death than endure her cruel dad's whims

Edwin James Gilani : Arab rulers in history always been violating human and woman right .they love killing torture.lying to their own people get married to 10 or 20 woman

Jake Harrison : Is this issue finally too big for the UAE, and Dubai in particular, to sweep under the carpet? The problem with these Gulf royals, is they think we are all more ignorant and stupid than they are. I hope this is shines the spotlight clearly revealing what these people are like, and strikes another nail in the coffin for political Islam.

tubento : #HelpLatifa #FreeLatifa

Irina Bustamante : If the queen of England was slightly connected to anything like this ( even if it was just to keep appearances) theyโ€™d come out with some sort of statement.. the monarch and ruler of Dubai should come out and explain where is his daughter!... a woman cannot just disappear and nobody asks or puts pressure on the people who say โ€œsheโ€™s safely back with her familyโ€ to come out and explain!! This happened back in Mar!! Itโ€™s time the world knows what happened to her! Regardless of her being a princess.... itโ€™s a life! Who seek help!

MJ Faria : Thank you so much for covering this very concerning story. Thank you for your bravery, as anyone who goes against these powerful people are never safe. Thank you Radha, David, Tiina & Herve. We are coming for you Latifa!

AGENT 007 : Emirates is run by simple people with lots of money. That's why they are mentally primitive. Their Lego land is of no value. Pauper minds will remain paupers.

Saida Sarika : please everyone make sure to hit the like button on all videos related to Latifah to have them get as many views and as much attention as possible to get help from the right people.

leila rezazad : why nothing being done to find her. demand her father to come forth and prove she is alive and well

ZAK Karia : MONEY has nothing to do with Happiness. Yes, it doesn't help being a liberal girl in an Arab world! (Especially in these Gulf countries)

gast128 : Sad story. Not sure also why a father with 20+ kids would force this one back. In Saudi Arabia something similar happened with locked up royal family.

Anne Goodwin : I will pray for her.

peace4planet : I did not know this man Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum so brutal.. I am so sorry , wish you the best and the peace and freedom that you desire and deserve.

Alpha male : Why is everyone abusing only the Dubai king, when real question should be asked to Indians who absolved all the moral compass to deliver caged parcel to the king. INDIANS SHOULD ANSWER WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT GIRL.

MICHAEL ANGELO : The french guy spy double cross this poor girl. This girl paid the french guy to save her but without her knowledge the french spy guy a wise man sold her for larger sum of money to be returned to her father. Just look at the that french guys lifestyle now and fake scape videos online. Only a fool would believe he is an expert in escapes and everything. Poor girl got fooled.

diane mitchell : Probably in a dungeon or dead

Dr. Elizabeth Martin : Very sad..........probably murdered by now. Nobody should visit Dubai. cheers

Jose Duran : These little dictatorships are nothing more than mafias in robes and riding* camels

E. K : i hope she's alive and well damnnn.... she's beyond beautiful

Michelle Harding : I hope she has not been honor-killed. I was actually deceived about Dubai and the UAE's rulers...they seem so modern. It would seem that the vast majority of Arab men wear masks to deceive people about their 'tolerance' of modern values, but keep their women locked up at home. Makes me feel so sorry for Jordan's Princess Haya (current second wife of Ruler Makhtoum) who was educated in the West, and when asked by nosy reporters always swears up and down that her polygamous husband is sooo wonderful. If he can do this to his own daughter I can't imagine what wife no.2 goes through behind closed doors.

Ragheed : UAE rulers are monsters!! FREE LATIFA.. I hope they haven't chopped off her head already..โ˜น๏ธ

fairfax : Being half Algerian she should get help from the Algerian government

Mich Elle : now where is mohammadan โš”๏ธ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿง•๐Ÿง•๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿง•๐ŸŒ™โš”๏ธโ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿ•‹ feminist liberal linda โš”๏ธ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿง•๐ŸŒ™โš”๏ธ sarsour? thought she always barks out that she is defending women's rights but now gone into hiding?

fanda professional : Human values are lost in Arabs

pro crypto : I don't get it, why would the Prince of Dubai want to hold his daughter prisoner?

lisa costa : This is very disheartening, i hoped she had got away. Im praying for her, how do you deal with ppl like this, with such power and wealth so, so wrong !

Webbsta : Please free Latifa ,she's got such a beautiful Soul. This is evil at work and Good must conquer evil. Hope she gets to see the other side of Humanity, " The free Loving Good conpassionate world .Bigminds.... Hope the coward father gets investigated for all the evil he has done.smallminds.

Christoffe Gamboa : God bless you always and your family.I always pray for you all..Amen..

Adam Smythe : Nostromo is a great book Queen Latifa was great pop-hip-hop

bestlions : Pray for u and all the women in need for help.

Desmond Low : video length is 911...

Farhan : this is what happens when you focus building more western culture and forget about your children.

frank zappa's pussy : some people say that BBC is no more than propaganda machine of Tory Party.. sometimes the BBC stick their necks out and prove otherwise..

APE MAN : 5,000 Years Of World History shows There are no Governments World is ruled by Evil Mafias Because people believe their Lies

Ann Black : This is not a case about wealth as much as it is about a father with an enlarged ego demanding control over his children's lives.This is a huge problem in the Muslim world and the problem goes much deeper than Latifa and her siblings unfortunately.On one side u have parents demanding loyalty to them and on the other side u have the children dying for freedom and change from the old to wanting to have freedom to choose their own life paths.The struggle is real and both sides have valid arguments.

AndreasAntoniusMaria : In jail at best, for a long time likely. Maybe this video was not a smart idea

Yuni Helmi : I wish the gilr is ok, inshaAllah And she can have her own home and her own job wherever she want, Aamiin

Mr. God : 1-2 a day love and still bad ๐Ÿ˜€

trapneck : Dubai need to show some proof of life, if not then the whole country is just not right to be called civilized at all

Scott Smith : I reckon Sheikh Ya-Bouti got her and they're under a mirror ball on a dance floor somewhere.