Women in Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum’s family have claimed mistreatment before
Princess Haya of Dubai is at the centre of an international custody battle between herself and Dubai’s ruler. This has raised many eyebrows. But this is not the first time that a woman from the Shiekh’s family has come forward after mistreatment.
Princess Haya of Dubai is seeking protection against forced marriage order in the UK
The 70-year-old Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum is not new to such accusations. In fact, he has faced successive claims of mistreatment of women. These incidents undoubtedly speak out about the attitude of the country and its ruler toward women’s rights and their free speech.
But this week, one of his six wives, Princess Haya Bint Hussein, 45, put forward an appeal in the British High Court. She looked to the Court for a forced marriage protection order for one of their children. This order is meant to protect someone who has been or is being forced into marriage.
Princess Haya, who has been staying in London made it clear that she does not intend to return to Dubai.
What differentiates this case is that it is high-profile in nature and on top of that, her royal background puts her “in a very good position.”
But this did not change Princess Haya’s fear for her safety. Not only did she file for the forced marriage protection order, but also requested a “non-molestation order.” This is to ensure her protection from threats or harassment.