LONDON

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) vice president, prime minister and Ruler of Dubai is responsible for kidnapping and detaining his two daughters, according to a ruling published Thursday.

The finding surfaced after a battle to reveal the high court judgements stemming from a dispute between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his wife Haya bint al Hussein who left him for the U.K. in 2019.

The ruling by Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the family division of the high court in England and Wales, records the disappearances of Princess Shamsa and Princess Latifa in 2000 and 2018, respectively.

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