The United Nations human rights office has asked the United Arab Emirates for proof that Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, is alive.

The request came after the release of a video in which the princess, 35, claimed she was being held captive by her father.

The princess claimed she was imprisoned, abused and drugged against her own will. This is the second time the princess has released a video asking for help since her first attempted escape in February 2018.

The video has been shared widely on social media. World leaders have also requested information on Princess Latifa’s wellbeing.

The Dubai royal family has since told the BBC that the princess is “being cared for at home”.

“She continues to improve and we are hopeful she will return to public life at the appropriate time,” said a statement from the royal family.