OHCHR / PRINCESS LATIFA

19-Feb-2021 00:01:53
“In light of the disturbing video evidence that emerged this week” regarding the princess Latifa of United Arab Emirates, the UN Human Rights Office requested information from the country's government, including “clarification about Sheikha Latifa’s current situation” and “a proof of life.” UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / PRINCESS LATIFA
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DATELINE: 19 FEBRUARY 2021 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Exterior shot, Palais des Nations
2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Throssell, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“We raised our concerns about the situation in light of the disturbing video evidence that emerged this week. We requested more information and clarification about Sheikha Latifa’s current situation. Just to stress, this is a standard role of our Office to seek clarification from the concerned Government on individual cases within our mandate, that includes cases for whatever reason that have attracted wider focus”.
4. Med shot, journalist in press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Throssell, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Given this serious concern about Sheikha Latifa, we have requested the Government’s response comes as a matter of priority. We look forward to receiving and considering this response and in the meantime, of course, we will continue to monitor and assess the situation closely”.
6. Med shot, journalist reading on cell phone in press briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Throssell, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“We have asked for a proof of life, we have asked for further information. That really is all I can tell you at this point. Just to stress that we will have to see how the situation develops”.
8. Med shot, spokesperson on podium
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Throssell, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“What we can say, however, is that it is on the public record. Two months ago, and that was in December 2020, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances reported that – I quote -- it “decided to clarify the case of Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum, who is reportedly being held in incommunicado detention at her family home in Dubai”.
10. Wide shot, podium with spokespeople at press briefing room at the UN Palais
11. Med shot, journalist at press briefing room at the UN Palais
12. Close up, spokesperson at podium
STORYLINE
“In light of the disturbing video evidence that emerged this week” regarding the princess Latifa of United Arab Emirates, the UN Human Rights Office requested information from the country's government, including “clarification about Sheikha Latifa’s current situation” and “a proof of life.”

At a press conference ion Geneva on Friday (19 Feb) Elizabeth Throssell, the Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said “given this serious concern about Sheikha Latifa, we have requested the Government’s response comes as a matter of priority. We look forward to receiving and considering this response and in the meantime, of course, we will continue to monitor and assess the situation closely”.

“In December 2020, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances reported that – I quote -- it “decided to clarify the case of Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum, who is reportedly being held in incommunicado detention at her family home in Dubai,” Throssell said.
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