New photo on social media appears to show ‘missing’ Princess Latifa
An image that seems to show the “disappeared” of Dubai Princess Latifa was posted on a social media account.
If legit, the photo would signify the first time Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum has been seen in public since claiming in video messages obtained by the BBC and shared with CNN that she was being held hostage by his father in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has consistently denied these allegations.
The image, uploaded to Instagram two days ago, appears to have been taken in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
CNN was unable to independently verify the authenticity of the image. The photo was posted to an initially public account of someone with a single post which has since gone private.
The image shows three women in what appears to be the Mall of the Emirates with a VOX Cinemas commercial behind them for the movie “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train”, reading “Coming May 13”.
David Haigh, co-founder of the Free Latifa campaign and Detained International, said: “We confirm that there have been several potentially significant and positive developments in the campaign. We do not intend to comment further at this point, another statement will be released when the time comes. “
UN human rights experts demanded in April that the UAE government provide “meaningful information” on Princess Latifa’s situation.