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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:51 PM

A Princess Vanishes. A Video Offers Alarming Clues.

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Source: New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study elsewhere had been denied. Her passport had been taken away. Her friends’ apartments were forbidden to her, her palace off-limits to them.

“There’s no justice here,” she said in a video she secretly recorded last year. “Especially if you’re a female, your life is so disposable.”

So it was with a jolt of astonishment that her friends overseas read a WhatsApp message from her last March announcing that she had left Dubai “for good.”

Her escape — planned over several years with the help of a Finnish capoeira trainer and a self-proclaimed French ex-spy — lasted less than a week.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/10/world/middleeast/princess-latifa-sheikha-dubai.html

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:06 PM

1. What the heck is a capoeira?

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

2. A Brazilian martial art. nt

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

3. Locking.

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