UAE releases pictures of disappeared princess Sheikha Latifa

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is seen next to Mary Robinson, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a photo dated December 15, 2018.

(CNN)The United Arab Emirates has released pictures of a daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler, who hadn't been seen publicly since she attempted to flee abroad earlier this year.

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum was last seen in March aboard a yacht off the coast of India before a raid by Indian and Emirati forces took her back to Dubai, according to two people who had helped plan her escape.
In three low-resolution photos dated Dec. 15, and released by the UAE's foreign ministry on Monday, the princess appears alongside Mary Robinson, the former Irish President and former UN Human Rights Commissioner.
    Dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt and gray jeans, Sheikha Latifa -- the daughter of UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum -- either looks away from the camera or towards Robinson.
    Sheikha Latifa is seen with Mary Robinson, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a photo dated December 15, 2018.
    Robinson made the visit at the request of the ruling family, according to a communique the UAE mission in Geneva sent to the Office of Special Procedures at the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the United Nations.
    "The documents respond to and rebut false allegations that have been made about Her Highness, providing evidence that she is alive and living with her family in Dubai," the statement said.
    Robinson could not be immediately reached for comment.
    Guernica 37, a UK legal group that had filed an urgent communication with the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UN WGEID) regarding Sheikha Latifa in May, welcomed the news that Sheikha Latifa is alive.
    "There remains very serious concerns as to her state of health and whether she continues to be detained against her will. These serious questions remain unanswered," the group said Monday.
    "It is further expected that the UN Working Group tasked with investigating her disappearance also comments on the recent submissions of the UAE," it added.
    Before her attempted escape, Sheikha Latifa recorded a 39-minute video detailing why she was risking a second attempt to flee Dubai and the ruling family.