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Robinson has no regrets over controversial visit to Princess Latifa

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Robinson has no regrets over controversial visit to Princess Latifa

The former UN High Commissioner for human rights Mary Robinson has said she has no regrets over her visit to Princess Latifa, the daughter of Prime Minister of UAE and Dubai's ruler - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

During her visit to Dubai, Robinson said that Sheikha Latifa, who tried to flee the United Arab Emirates, was "clearly troubled".

The visit came amid growing international speculation over Sheikha Latifa’s whereabouts after she was captured at sea, just off Indian the coastline, in March last year.

Speaking to reporters at Trinity College, Robinson said she had met with current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet last month and “gave her a full account” of the visit.

“I gave a written report just after I went and then I saw her (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) in mid January when I went to Geneva for a meeting on sustainable development goals and human rights,” Robinson said.

Asked if she regretted travelling to Dubai to meet with the princess, Robinson said:

“No, because I went to help a friend and she’s the only member of the royal family that I met or that I know, and we’re friends."

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