Footage made public by the BBC on Tuesday showed Dubai's Princess Latifa describing herself as a "hostage" of her father, UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Former President Mary Robinson has said she feels "horribly tricked" by the family of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, who claims she is being held against her will at a "villa jail" in Dubai.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which has run several fake reports centering the case of Princess Latifa, mostly being approached by David Haigh, Tiina Jauhiainen and Marcus Essabri, had tried to project Tiina and David as friends of the Dubai princess, and Marcus as her cousin, although, there is no such evidence in support of these claims.
Last year, the High Court issued a series of fact-finding judgments that said Sheikh Mohammed had ordered and orchestrated the forcible return of Latifa in 2002 and 2018, as well as the unlawful abduction from the United Kingdom in 2000 of her older sister Princess Shamsa, who had also tried to escape.
Afterwards, Robinson called Latifa a "troubled young woman", which drew criticism from human rights organisations.
"I continue to be very anxious about Latifa".
Friends and supporters said she disappeared after commandos stormed a boat carrying her off the coast of India after she fled the emirate.
She recorded them in a bathroom as it was the only door she could lock and she appears to be in a serious state of distress.
She told Panorama that she didn't have any objection to the image being taken as she meant to send it to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for "proof of life".
In the 1:28 seconds video shared by BBC Latifa talks about being jailed in a villa with shuttered windows and locked doors and guarded by five policemen. This was done with the help of Ms Jauhiainen, initially her instructor for capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.
Former Irish president Mary Robinson told Panorama she had been "misled" about Princess Latifa's condition.
"I wasn't against the photograph".
The messages to friends detail how she bought with the soldiers taking her off the boat as she tried to escape, "kicking and fighting" and biting one Emirati commando's arm until he screamed. Horribly tricked. That was a total surprise.
In response to this video, Robinson told the BBC that although she was aware of the 2018 photographs of her with the princess were being taken, she thought it was to be "private photograph" to prove that the princess was alive. "I was absolutely stunned".
She said she did not ask Latifa about her situation because she did not want to "increase the trauma" of Latifa's "condition".
It is the latest development in a years-long string of headline-grabbing stories involving Dubai's ruling family and its patriarch, Sheikh Mohammed.
On the decision to release the messages now, Ms Jauhiainen just says that "a lot of time has passed" since contact was lost. "I can't even go outside to get any fresh air".