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Dubai ruler and his fugitive wife back to legal battle in London

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The case of Dubai’s Ruler of Dubai, Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid, and his wife, the fugitive Jordanian Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, have returned to the forefront with a legal battle in London next month.

Princess Haya appeared in London’s High Court on Tuesday in the latest round of legal battle over the care of their children.

At a preliminary hearing in July, Princess Haya asked the court to protect one of her two children from forced marriage and a “no-exposure” order that would protect against harassment or threats.

The parties said in a statement at the time that the legal battle was about childcare and not divorce or financial matters.

A full hearing of the case between the ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussein, and King Abdullah’s half-sister, will take place on November 11 and is expected to last five days.

Princess Haya attended the initial session while Sheikh Mohammed was absent. David Panick, one of Britain’s biggest lawyers, was on his behalf.

The judge told reporters they could say the initial hearing took place on Tuesday, but they could not disclose details of the legal proceedings.

Sheikh Mohammed, 70, who is also vice president, married the princess who was a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2004 in what was believed to be his sixth marriage. Sheikh Mohammed had more than 20 children from different marriages.

In recent months, foreign media have been buzzing with news of Princess Haya’s escape and her asylum request in Germany with her venerable 11-year-old daughter and Zaid, 7.

The princess, who has a degree from Oxford University, said she chose to flee to Europe because she did not trust the UAE government would protect her.

The British government has come under pressure from the United Arab Emirates to return Prince Haya to Dubai, but has not responded, the Guardian said.

According to the newspaper, the case of Maktoum and Princess Haya is now in the British Supreme Court, and that the princess lives in her palace worth 85 million pounds, which is located near the palace “Kingston” British Royal.

The newspaper did not give details of the claims, but it was suggested that the ruler of Dubai wants to recover his sons at the very least, while activists went on to say that the claims may also address a prominent merit in the signing of a clearance agreement between the parties, due to the large amounts of money.

Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid, who was forcibly returned to the UAE after fleeing her father, was released in a video of alleged atrocities inside his palace.

The Guardian said Princess Haya had expressed fear for her life in London, amid speculation that she had applied for asylum in Germany, where she had been given her first stop after leaving Dubai.

Princess Latifa fled her family in February 2018, aboard a yacht with the help of a former French spy named Herve Joubert, and her Finnish friend Tina Jawain, before her father sent a team to follow her and returned home by force a few days later.

The 33-year-old princess managed to leak a 39-minute video after her arrest, accusing her father of mistreating her and her sisters, denying her leadership and travel, and keeping her under surveillance by the security services, especially after her first escape attempt in 2000. .

Princess Latifa also pointed out that her older sister Shamsa, tried to escape before and failed, which led to her numbness and put her in the palace prison for years, and demanded those who watch the video to help her save her life. It is noteworthy that she is now under house arrest in the UAE, according to the site ‘Le Figaro’.

Last year, Human Rights Watch asked the UAE to disclose more information about Latifa, saying that the failure to reveal the presence of the princess could be considered an enforced disappearance, given the evidence that it was last seen.

A report by Amnesty International also sharply criticized the UAE for violating human rights, accusing it of continuing to arbitrarily restrict freedom of expression and association, and using criminal defamation and counterterrorism laws to detain, prosecute, convict, and imprison government critics and human rights defenders.