Friend and skydiving instructor to HRH Princess Latifa. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In August 2000, Princess Shamsa, a member of the Emirati. "The second time I saw her was at (another) sister's wedding in 2016. Princess Shamsa was last seen in 2000 after running from a Surrey mansion while Princess Latifa was intercepted in 2018 trying to escape Sheikh Maktoum by fleeing to … Princess Shamsa Al Maktoum of Dubai was snatched two decades ago by men working for her father, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, who is a friend of the Queen. ❌ Complete lack of transparency Shamsa Al Maktoum Wiki. That month was the last time Sheikha Shamsa Al-Maktoum, daughter of billionaire Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum, has been seen in public after she escaped the family’s $134 million UK country compound. Shamsa had lost so much weight that she was unrecognisable, she looked like an anorexic, extremely skinny and Latifah told me that she had actually stopped eating," says Tiina. Dubai princesses and sisters Sheikha Shamsa al-Maktoum and Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum have not been seen in public since their failed escapes from the palace. She says that for nearly two decades, Shamsa has been tortured, jailed and drugged and such is Shamsa's suffering, she has allegedly attempted suicide three times. After her escape she stayed with friends for a few weeks in a London flat before being found by her family. Latifa’s mother Houria Ahmed Lamara hails from Algeria. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied. "I wish the same for Shamsa too and in light of the upcoming hearing of Princess Haya, the chances of Latifa and Shamsa have been drastically improved too.". Speaking exclusively to news.com.au, Tiina has provided a deeply troubling insight into Shamsa’s fate. “Basically one guy was holding me while the other guy was beating me and they did that repeatedly,” says Latifa. Shamsa has not been seen in public since then. She was forcibly taken back to UAE where she was held in prison for eight years," Tiina says. Knowing this, her half-sister Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum [popularly known as Princess Latifa] had turned violent and started screaming, shouting, blaming her father and stopped taking food. There are reports that Haya escaped Dubai earlier this year after learning the truth about her autocratic husband's treatment of Shamsa and Latifa. While in jail, Shamsa was beaten on the feet with wooden canes, Tiina says that Latifa had told her. 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Tiina Jauhiainen moved to the gulf state in 2001 and came into contact with the ruling family of the oil-rich nation in 2010 when she was hired to give Shamsa’s sister, Princess Latifa, capoeira lessons. Instead, commandos allegedly from Indian and Emirati armed forces boarded the boat and seized them. Her crime: daring to seek to leave Dubai and live abroad. Now, a woman who has spent time with the Emirati royal family has painted a deeply troubling portrait of what Shamsa's life has allegedly been like for the last 19 years, having personally come into contact with her during her time in Dubai. I’m satisfied that you just shared this helpful information wth us. Instead, the shots of her looking dazed only generated even greater international concern for the 33-year-old’s wellbeing. A Dubai princess has been tortured, jailed and drugged in the years since she tried to run away from the Emirati royal family, it is claimed. According to Tiina, Latifa had told her that her sister had attempted suicide three times. "She looked very, very unwell.". Her highness, Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum took to the skies as co-pilot as she flew an Emirates plane to Italy, making headlines when a video of her, filmed by her aunt, HH Sheikha Shamsa Al Maktoum, in the cockpit went viral on social media garnering over 12,000 views. ❌ Extreme Bias Picture: Free LatifaSource:Supplied. Despite enjoying a life of unparalleled luxury and wealth, Shamsa, then only 18, was desperate to escape the restrictive confines of her life. During her time in Dubai, Tiina personally saw Shamsa on two occasions. After spending two weeks in jail in Dubai, Tiina was released and has been working tirelessly to draw global attention to her friend's plight ever since, launching the Free Latifa movement. Tiina Jauhiainen, a close friend of Princess Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, told Human Rights Watch they were on-board a boat in Goa on March 4 which was stormed by armed men. “She couldn’t take it anymore,” says Tiina. Shamsa al-Maktoum - the sister of missing Dubai princess Latifa - has not been seen since 2000 Read More Related Articles. And in a spectacular country estate in Britain, a princess was about to make a desperate bid to run away. princess shamsa In August 2000, 19-year-old Princess Shamsa was grabbed by armed men on an English street, bundled into a car – and she has never been seen in public since. “She looked very, very unwell.”. I don’t even know the way I finished up here, but I assumed this publish used to be great. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya at the Queen's ... S harpening that focus has been the death in London this week of 39-year-old Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al … Slowly, Latifa started to tell Finnish-born Tiina about her own horrifying treatment at the hands of her family — that she had spent more than three years in jail and been allegedly beaten after she too had attempted to flee Dubai in 2002 when she was 16 years old. Your email address will not be published. The two women drove across the border to Oman, then endured a 40km jet ski and inflatable boat ride, before meeting former French French navy officer Hervé Jaubert aboard his yacht in international waters. In March 2001, a woman claiming to be Shamsa contacted Cambridge Police, outlining her alleged abduction, however the investigation soon after stalled. During her time in Dubai, Tiina personally saw Shamsa on two occasions. It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of info. 02:31. “I wish the same for Shamsa too and in light of the upcoming hearing of Princess Haya, the chances of Latifa and Shamsa have been drastically improved too.”. Sheikha Shamsa Al Maktoum has attempted suicide three times while locked away from the world, according to a woman who has worked with Dubai's royals. She must have wanted to ensure safety for herself and her children," says Tiina. Your email address will not be published. This time, “she was locked up in a room in her mother’s house,” says Tiina, where “she has been (kept) drugged up”. She is now hopeful that Haya’s incredibly high-profile case will help secure Shamsa and Latifa’s freedom. He highlights the fact that Dubai ruler, @HHShkMohd, was found by the UK High Court to have abused his wife Princess Haya and daughters, Shamsa and Latifa. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is the 33-year-old daughter of the Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. #FreeLatifa | #Godolphin. Shamsa was released from jail around 2008, however was imprisoned again two years ago after attempting to contact the British media and the Cambridge police who had briefly investigated her alleged kidnapping in 2001. "I think that having been married to Sheikh Mohammed for over 15 years (Princess Haya) must have finally opened her eyes and realised what kind of person he is. The previous month, Shamsa had fled the Longcross estate near Chobham, Surrey, where her father – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the … Speaking exclusively to news.com.au, Tiina has provided a deeply troubling insight into Shamsa's fate. In a video shot before Latifa fled Dubai in 2018 and released after her capture, Latifa details harrowing details of Shamsa's treatment, along with other female members of the family, and her own torture. Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images. She is an Emirati princess and a member of the Dubai royal family. About two months after Shamsa escaped, according to reports, she was allegedly abducted from the street in Cambridge, "grabbed kicking and screaming" and flown back to the UAE. “She is like a zombie.”. The trio planned to sail to Goa, and from there, Latifa would make her way to the US. In December 2018, the Emirati royal family released images of Latifa with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson in an attempt to prove that Latifa was fine. This week, Princess Haya, Sheik Mohammed's junior wife will face off against him in the UK high court as the couple fight for custody of their two young children. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, 35, is Shamsa’s younger sister. In summer 2000, Shamsa was in the UK on holiday with her extended family residing at their Longcross estate near Chobham in Surrey. Given the Sheik’s standing as a father will most likely be called into question in court, there is every chance new details about Shamsa and Latifa will emerge. It's not what you expect a modern-day princess to say. She is now hopeful that Haya's incredibly high-profile case will help secure Shamsa and Latifa's freedom. She looked uncomfortable and sad and she was waiting for her PT to arrive," says Tiina. In March, 2018 Tiina tried to help Latifa escape for a second time. In August 2000, Princess Shamsa, a member of the Emirati royal family, took a black Range Rover, drove it to the edge of the $130 million British estate that belonged to her father Sheik Mohammed, abandoned the car and made a dash for freedom. That is, until now. “I wouldn’t have dedicated the past 16 months for campaigning for Latifa’s freedom if I didn’t believe it would one day become reality. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on the campaign to Free Latifa. 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