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Mysterious deaths of UAE Royals


Mysterious deaths of UAE Royals

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Son of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi mysteriously died in London. His father Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi has ruled Sharjah since 1972. Although British newspapers are claiming his death was due to “sex and drugs orgy”, crime experts say, it was a case of homicide.

Back in 2009, the eldest son of the Sharjah ruler, from his first marriage, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi died of a drug overdose aged 24 in 1999. He was found on the floor of his bathroom at the family’s home in East Grinstead.

The royal was surrounded by syringes and a tie strapped as a tourniquet around his arm, it was reported at the time.

Sheikh Dr Sultan announced his other son’s death on Instagram, saying: “Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi is in the care of God”.

According to Qasimi company website, Khalid Al Qasimi was educated at Tonbridge School, where he was awarded an art scholarship.

He went on to read French and Spanish at University College London, then completed a degree in architecture.

Khalid Al Qasimi then moved to Central Saint Martins, winning a place on the college’s prestigious BA Womenswear course, before launching his label Qasimi Homme in 2008.

His designs have been shown as part of London and Paris Fashion Weeks.

According to British tabloid The Sun, there had apparently been a party where some guests were taking drugs and having sex. It is suspected that Sheik Khalid may have died suddenly as a result of taking drugs.

Khalid Al Qasimi’s family own a country estate in Sussex — where Sheikh Khalid’s older brother was found dead from a heroin overdose in 1999.

It may be mentioned here that, Khalid Al Qasimi was the sole surviving son and heir to Sharjah ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. Meaning, with the death of Khalid Al Qasimi, his father lacks his heir.

The Knightsbridge Apartments development where he died has 205 stunning homes across 12 floors, selling for up to £90million each. Khalid Al Qasimi was enjoying the freedom in Britain and had indulged into drugs and orgy parties.

Mysterious deaths of the sons of Sharjah ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi now definitely generates serious question – were these just deaths due to drugs overdose or were planned murders?

Ever since we have been reported the case of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s fleeing UAE, several sources, seeking anonymity are contacting with scoops, including connections between the UAE royals and notorious terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company. It may be mentioned here that, D-Company is involved in transnational trafficking in drugs and weapons. One of the prime destinations of D-Company consignments is Britain.

According to sources, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is going to hold a press conference very soon at her townhouse near Kensington Palace. During this press conference, she is going to disclose several “shocking” information, supported by video evidence on the fate of Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as well as connections between the UAE royals and underworld network of Dawood Ibrahim, although another source said, Princess Haya is actually going to bring false allegations with the goal of legitimizing her asylum plea. It said, the wealthy Dubai Princess is actually in romantic relations with a Westerner and wants to marry him after divorcing the Dubai ruler.

It may be mentioned here that Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Eashid Al Makhtoum had escaped Dubai in February 2018 and was later returned from the international waters near the Indian coast by a joint India-Emirates operation on March 4, 2018.

A source claimed, at that time, the entire “rescue” team from India as well as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was “heavily rewarded” by the Dubai ruler.

On 24 February 2018, Princess Latifa and her Finnish friend Tiina Jauhiainen left Dubai in a car and crossed the border to Oman. They left Oman on jet skis and joined American–French citizen and former French intelligence officer Hervé Jaubert and his crew on the yacht Nostromo. Two days later, she made contact with British-based attorney Radha Stirling of Detained in Dubai, notifying her of her departure from Dubai, and she posted a few departing messages on her social media account, detailing the circumstances and reasons for her departure.

On 3 March 2018, Hervé Jaubert made contact with an Indian journalist in preparation for the end of their journey. On getting details, that Indian journalist passed the information to the UAE embassy in New Delhi in exchange for an unknown amount of “reward”.

The following day, Princess Latifa, Jaubert and Jauhiainen, along with the crew of three Philippine nationals, were intercepted by Indian authorities while approaching Goa on the U.S.-registered yacht Nostromo, call sign WDG9847.

On March 9, 2018, the British newspaper Daily Mail broke the news of the disappearance of Nostromo and those aboard, after being contacted by Princess Latifa’s representatives.

Princess Latifa had made a 39-minute video before the escape attempt, to be released in case her life was in danger, and it was made public on 11 March 2018. Recorded at her Finnish friend Tiina Jauhiainen’s apartment in Dubai, the video explains her family background and the circumstances leading to her decision to flee. In the video, she also accuses her father of maltreatment of her and her sister Shamsa along with other serious charges, including murder.

In 1999, Princess Shaikha Shamsa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum tried to flee from London and was reportedly been kidnapped and sent back to Dubai. Since then she has been allegedly living drugged up and had turned into a “zombie”, as per narrations of her younger sister Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Eashid Al Makhtoum.

Princess Shamsa is “locked inside” Zabeel Palace in Dubai ever since she was brought back and has been under strict surveillance, Princess Latifa claimed.

To be continued …

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the editor of Blitz. Follow him on Twitter Salah_Shoaib

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  1. Viola Pressley

    July 6, 2019 at 23:32

    Terrible news.. This is the second son lost. That is a shame. God bless his family and friends. Sometimes when we are famous and/or wealthy, we let that go to our heads. Some tend to get caught up in the wild parties and doing drugs. When it comes famous and/or in the public eye, even people like that sometimes feel the desire to “fit in with others”. Sometimes those others are wealthy and take their money and drug it all up and just want have sex or fool around with different people, they don’t seek to have a commitment with one person and others sometimes follow their behaviors and lifestyles. Even if a person is famous, wealthy and in the public eye or regardless of the title or position you hold, one should not let others influence you badly where it leads you to self-destruction. People from all walks of life have weaknesses and are imperfect. People should not allow or let fame or wealth blind them.

  2. Taryam

    July 8, 2019 at 16:10

    The first son’s death was also considered a homicide so maybe there is a cover-up. Also Sheikh Khaled never wanted to rule the heir was the Sheik’s nephew.

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