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The princess and the president

Mary Robinson has come under fire across the globe, as lawyers, human rights advocates and politicians have accused her of giving political cover to the royal family of Dubai

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
30th December, 2018
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Mary Robinson visited Dubai in recent weeks and appeared alongside Sheikha Latifa, who fled from her family, Dubai’s rulers the al-Maktoums, last spring in order to live ‘a freer life’ Pic: Getty

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has come under fire across the globe, as lawyers, human rights advocates and politicians have accused her of giving political cover to the royal family of Dubai.

Solidarity – People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said the UAE regime was “an absolutist monarchy with a rotten human rights record”.

“It is very odd that she [Robinson] would have entangled herself with a regime like this. It is...

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