Robinson was mistaken to meet al-Maktoums

Robinson was mistaken to meet al-Maktoums

Robinson's comments about her meeting with Latifa very much mirrored the official statement issued by the ruler’s court earlier this month

Mary Robinson issued a statement last Friday expressing dismay over the reaction to her remarks about her meeting with Sheikha Latifa al-Maktoum. She has been criticised from many quarters, including myself, for giving the Dubai royal family a photo-op to deflect negative publicity surrounding the escape of Latifa and her allegations against her family headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the UAE.

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