Stories of the daughters and wife of Dubai's ruler continue to make headlines and trigger controversies, the latest being a short video recorded and sent to the BBC by his daughter Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in which she uncovered how she has been living. "She opened the door, looked at me, embraced me and burst into tears", she said. She talks about not knowing what her fate will be and about being exhausted of living in that place.
"We feared that our daughter was in the hands of a criminal who might hold her to ransom and harm her", the Dubai ruler said in a statement to a British court during a separate child custody case.
In the videos, which appear to have been recorded covertly, the 35-year-old princess says she is "worried about my safety and my life".
The footage is likely to spark renewed outrage about the fate of Latifa, who had released a video in March 2018 that claimed she was being kept against her will by her family and facing torture.
This is not the first time the ruler of Dubai faces accusations of family abuse.
A United Kingdom court ruled previous year that he abducted Princess Latifa and her sister Princess Shamsa. "But I'm not safe at all". "I just want to be free", she added.
Former Irish president Ms Robinson was criticised by human rights groups after she travelled to Dubai in 2018 to meet Sheikha Latifa, daughter of Sheikh Al-Maktoum.
The princess said she made the video in case her escape attempt failed - and it did.
Recently emerged video footage of the missing princess explaining how a royal villa she is being held hostage in has been converted into a "jail".
This undated image taken from video in an unknown location shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum speaking into a mobile phone camera.
Haya claimed her relationship with Sheikh Mohammed broke down completely in 2019, soon after she started visiting her step-daughter Latifa and asking about Shamsa.
"We're extremely anxious that she was caught with the phone and possibly she has ended up in a worse situation than she was before", Jauhiainen told AP.
"We are concerned by this and I noticed that we've seen the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights will be following up on what we've seen and we'll be watching that very closely indeed".
"Other parts of the United Nations human rights system with relevant mandates may also become involved once they have analysed the new material or received specific allegations".
In the episode that aired Tuesday, BBC Panorama also spoketo former U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson, who had visited Latifa in 2018 and later described her as a "troubled" young woman who regretted her escape attempt. The UAE government's Dubai Media Office did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Dixon, who helped secure the release of a British researcher who was jailed in the UAE on spying charges in 2018, urged diplomacy. And they were saying to me, in a way that was very convincing: "We don't want Latifa to go through any further trauma". This never ultimately benefits anyone over the long term.
"Do the right thing", he said.