For the past couple of year, a Finnish woman named Tiina Jauhiainen has bee fooling the international media with the false story of helping Princess Latifa of Dubai in “escaping” the United Arab Emirates and taking asylum in the US. Until now, most of the large media establishments, including CNN, BBC, AL Jazeera etcetera have been almost competing in branding Tiina as a noble individual or someone who had taken risk of her life in helping Princess Latifa, daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in fleeing the country. But, no one ever did at least pay minimal attention to the fact that for Princess Latifa, who is known to the intelligence agencies in Dubai, it would be impossible to flee the country with a Finnish woman and cross the maritime boundary of the United Arab Emirates, deceiving eyes of the coast guards and navy.
Commenting on Dubai’s internal security apparatus, one former CIA agent, who works in a private security company that specializes in handling kidnapping and extortion cases told the Daily Beast: “Dubai is awash with intelligence [agents] from all over the world. It’s a very small place. It’s highly implausible that this young woman from the royal family could have escaped as easily as she did with no one seeing her and equally implausible that no one has eyeballed her since if she was returned to Dubai. Everyone talks there”.
Particularly in the case of Princess Latifa, it is someone who had made another escape bid few years ago before she had reportedly tried to flee Dubai with the help of Tiina Jauhiainen – it would be impossible to believe, she was not under constant surveillance. Moreover, Mary Robinson [Mary Therese Winifred Robinson], former president of Ireland, after meeting Princess Latifa in 2018, had categorically told the media that Latifa was a troubled girl and was under psychiatric treatment. So, for a female member of the Dubai royal family, with psychiatric issues and being a “troubled child”, it is impossible to swallow the ‘Dubai escape’ story of Tiina Jauhiainen and others.
On February 24, 2018, the official story went in a narrative that could be out of an old Charlie’s Angels episode, Princess Latifa allegedly escaped Dubai by crossing into Oman with another blonde Finnish woman named Tiina Jauhiainen. Her identity also is extremely smoky. Tiina has been claiming to be the martial art instructed to Princess Latifa to most of the media, while in the recent past, she changed the story and claimed to be the skydiving partner of the Dubai princess.
If we take the comment of the former CIA agent into cognizance then the story of fleeing Dubai through the sea using rubber boat would simply fall flat. Was there really any such incident at all!
Mary Robinson changes her own statement
In an interview with BBC Panorama, Mary Robinson said she had been misled at a lunch with the family in 2018 into believing Princess Latifa had bipolar disorder and was traumatized by her escape attempt.
“I was misled, initially by my good friend princess Haya, because she was misled,” Robinson said.
A former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson attended a family lunch with the princess and her family in December 2018 amid increasing international concern for her welfare. Friends and supporters of the princess had claimed she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing the country earlier in 2018.
Robinson was criticized for her accounts of that meeting. She had described the princess as a “troubled” and “vulnerable” young woman who regretted planning an escape and was now in the care of her family. Mary Robinson said she was a “very likeable young woman” but clearly needed the medical care she was receiving.
Security experts are seriously doubtful of the Latifa story
Talking to Blitz, several intelligence officials in the US and a Middle Eastern nation said, the Latifa story has several plot holes.
Majority of those campaigning in favor of Princess Latifa have serious grudges against the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is the most famous, in a region roiled by disinformation wars. It’s been suggested that Qatar might be helping push the story to make the UAE look bad – while others also see hand of Iran behind the propaganda.
According to Tiina Jauhiainen and David Haigh, after eight days on the vast Indian Ocean, Princess Latifa and other members of the yacht was allegedly ambushed on March 4, 2018 by a “joint United Arab Emirates-Indian navy raid” on the high seas complete with masked men, tear gas, pools of blood, five warships with cannons and missiles, two planes, and a helicopter.
The first organization that rang the bell about attack on the yacht and “forcefully” taking Princess Latifa back to Dubai was Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai – an anti-UAE outfit.
Among the partners of Detained in Dubai is an American convert to radical Islamic activism who served time for murder in Dubai and a lawyer and former investment banker who said he was imprisoned in Dubai for 22 months on charges of fraud and embezzlement.
One of Stirling’s partners Shahid Bolsen, 46, an American convert to Islam who was born Shannon Morris in Boulder, Colorado. In 2015, The New York Times described Bolsen as an “Internet provocateur” and the “latest in a series of Westerners, including the American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to turn up as propagandists for various forms of Islamist violence.”
Bolsen served seven years in prison for manslaughter in the UAE, a case involving the murder by chloroform of a German national, and allegations of sex for sale.
But currently Radha Stirling is the only person shown on the website of Detained in Dubai – most possibly because of the dubious and criminal past of her partners in this organization.
It may be mentioned here that, Radha Stirling had partnership with a notorious fraud named David Haigh, who was convicted by British and UAE courts on numerous allegations of fraud, money laundering and other forms of criminal activities.
Some of the experts, who have been closely monitoring this case said, depending on whom you ask, Latifa is either the victim of a sadistic, abusive dad who sent the military out to recapture her—or she is a restless, privileged daughter who stage-managed her own escape in order to extort millions of dollars from her father, with the active collaboration of Tiina Jauhiainen – but planned it poorly.
Tiina Jauhiainen contacted outside world from the yacht
According to Radha Stirling, Princess Latifa emailed her from the gateway boat on the Indian Ocean in late February, three days before they allegedly were ambushed. Radha said, when she got the email from Princess Latifa from the boat, four days before the ambush, she thought it was a hoax at first and did not respond. She said, “I had never heard from her before”.
Radha Stirling could not explain why the princess hadn’t reached out to her prior to making her escape if she knew about Radha and her organization.
Radha said she has screenshots of the call but apparently neither Latifa or her Finnish friend took any photos of themselves on the boat or during the ambush as proof. Latifa made the call via WhatsApp, although a satellite phone is normally needed to call from their alleged location in the Indian Ocean.
No one has raised question asking how someone could make a call through WhatsApp from such a location where only satellite phone signals can only be available. Does that mean – Princess Latifa was not at all in the deep ocean?
The untold agenda of Tiina Jauhiainen
After evaluating facts and figures, it is clearly assumed that a cunning and greedy Tiina Jauhiainen was actually planning to get Princess Latifa abducted and later extort millions of dollars from her father – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Instead of giving undue coverage to her false claims and pretentions – international media should investigate the case of Tiina Jauhiainen. Similarly, authorities in Dubai should immediately initiate investigation into the dubious activities of Tiina Jauhiainen and her cohorts. These culprits must be brought into book – forthwith!