Alleged ‘torture and kidnapping’ of Princess Latifah

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In March 2018, Princess Latifah attempted to flee the Emirates by boat but was intercepted. Her friend, on Thursday, filed a complaint to protect her.

friend of finland Princess Latifah, the daughter of the leader of Dubai who was intercepted at sea while trying to help him escape from the Emirates, announced Thursday that he had filed a complaint in Germany for “torture and kidnapping”. In March 2018, the Princess LatifahThe daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum tried to flee the Emirates by boat with her Finnish capoeira coach, Tina Jouhian.

But on the night of March 4-5, their boat was intercepted by the Indian Navy, which towed the boat to the UAE. Tiina Jauhiainen says she was “arbitrarily arrested and tortured by Emirates security forces working alongside the Indian Navy”.

She says she was questioned at length without a lawyer and forced to sign a confession by Emirates Services accusing her of having “kidnapped” Princess Latifah. “Today I begin my fight for justice for what I did to help my friend Latifah,” he tweeted on Thursday. “My lawyers have filed a complaint with the prosecutor in Germany to investigate those responsible, including the ruler of Dubai and the head of Interpol (Ahmed Nasser) al-Raisi,” he added.

Finnish lawyer Elisabeth Beyer pointed out that the complaint was based on universal jurisdiction, which allows a State’s justice system to punish perpetrators of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. “We hope that Germany’s International Jurisdiction Act will help protect victims of torture, seek justice and close Germany’s doors to those who commit it,” he said in a press release. .

The central prosecutor’s office could not immediately confirm the filing of the complaint. Princess Latifah said in a statement seen by AFP in February that she was doing “very well” and asked the media to respect her privacy.

Seized by the Dubai ruler’s sixth wife, who took refuge in the British capital in 2019, the High Court in London ruled that Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum “had displayed persistent coercive and manipulative behavior towards members of his family. “. deemed to be acting against his will”.

A French judge opened a new trial at the end of March against Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, the Emirati chief of Interpol, for “complicity in torture” after two Britons filed a complaint in the name of universal jurisdiction.

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