Briton Christian Michel may be denied due process as Indian officials press UAE for extradition in gratitude for India’s collaboration in the capture of Princess Latifa A British national appears to be caught in the ‘politics of favours’ between the UAE and India in the wake of India’s collaboration in the abduction of Dubai princess Latifa Al Maktoum in March. India is seeking the extradition of Christian Michel in connection with a high profile financial scandal; but rather
India requests extradition of Christian Michel, after having breached international law in returning Princess Latifa to Dubai as a "favour" to strengthen diplomatic relations. But what is India doing to preserve the rights of Indians in the UAE who have been subject to wrongful imprisonment and human rights violations? Of course the Indian government’s request to the UAE for the extradition of Christian Michel has to be understood in the context of India’s collaboration with
It is fair to say that the UAE never expected their abductions of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, Herve Jaubert, Tiina Jauhiainen, and the crew of Nostromo to ever become a media issue. According to both Jauhiainen and Jaubert, up until the Daily Mail broke the story of their disappearance, UAE officials were planning to barbarically execute everyone they had captured. Indeed, had the Daily Mail delayed publishing the story by even one day, we do not know if any of them would have
Heroic French national Christian Elombo has been charged in Oman with “unlawful deportation” for allegedly helping Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum cross the border from the UAE in her attempt to escape “abuse” in Dubai.
The family of Frenchman Christian Elomobo, a fitness and martial arts instructor, plead for his release from Oman's prison. He was arrested upon the request of the UAE shortly after the princess was found to have “escaped" with US/French national Hervé Jaubert and
A number of things have become clear over the past several days regarding the disappearance of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum. First of all, it is clear that she was who she said she was. Not only was this confirmed by endless individuals who know Latifa and were concerned about her safety; but also by the very fact that she was apparently apprehended BY the UAE in an extrajudicial raid on the yacht on which she was fleeing the country. Furthermore, she was traveling with her frie