Free Latifa campaign featured in Spears Magazine

Free Latifa campaign featured in Spears Magazine


The Free Latifa campaign has featured in Spears Magazine, Europe’s leading wealth management authority. The article “The most feared divorce lawyer in Britain” featured the leading UK divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton and her client Princess Haya of Jordan, the stepmother of Princess Latifa.

FreeLatifa campaign co-founder, Human Rights lawyer David Haigh was interviewed by Spears Magazines Edwin Smith on his work for Princess Latifa and the assistance given by himself and Tiina Jauhiainen to Princess Haya’s legal team

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Notes to editors

About Free Latifa: PrincessLatifa stands for every person, especially every woman, who is held against their will when they have done nothing wrong. The Free Latifa Campaign is run by Latifa’s family, closest friends, supporters and advisers. It is headed by Latifa’s best friend Tiina Jauhiainen as Campaign Director, human rights lawyer and campaigner David Haigh, Latifa’s cousin Marcus Essabri, and Latifa’s close friends Stephania Martinengo and Marco Remes. The campaign also benefits from the support of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Detained International and a growing number of Latifa’s family, supporters, media, lawyers, politicians and celebrities around the world. “The campaign’s main goal is to #FreeLatifa, but it is also about the wider theme of justice and human rights in the Gulf, and it is run in a spirit of positivity and respect for all individuals Updates on the campaign can be found on

David Haigh was held for 22 months, most of it without charge, in a Dubai prison (2014-16). The former managing director of Leeds United was lured to Dubai to resolve a contractual dispute with his former employer, GFH of Bahrain (who owned Leeds Utd, 2012-15), thrown in jail before any negotiations could take place, and was only released after being raped and tortured.

Tiina Jauhiainen was working in Dubai in 2010 when she met Latifa. The two became friends, and Tiina helped Latifa escape Dubai on 24 February 2018. Before they left, Latifa made a powerful 45-minute video revealing the real story of how her father treats his family and the state of Dubai, a video that was to be published if her escape. It has been viewed by tens of millions worldwide since she was kidnapped by her father’s troops and forcibly taken back to Dubai.

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Tiina Jauhiainen and David Haigh

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