Tiina Jauhiainen was interviewed yesterday by MTV Live (finnish live TV).
She fears Latifa is currently being medicated, like her sister and says that Latifa has always wanted to live an independent life.
- It is a difficult question what actions should be taken, Tiina admits.
However, she would like Western leaders to take a tougher line.
- So far, people have only taken a stand and been annoyed about the situation and told how worried everyone is about the situation. A tighter line should be taken and, if necessary, various sanctions should be included.
Tiina says the Free Latifa campaigner has asked the UN to send a task force to Dubai to investigate the matter.
A couple of weeks ago, the UN asked the United Arab Emirates for evidence that the princess is alive. Over the weekend, the Organization said no evidence was received.
The finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pekka Haavisto, previously told finnish news agency STT that he had followed the news related to Latifa on a general level. Foreign Minister Haavisto said the matter had been on the agenda of telephone talks between Haavisto and the Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates as part of a wider human rights debate.
Tiina says that she appreciates the support of minister Haavisto, but she thinks that such discussions should not happen within the four walls, the talks should have made in public.
Tiina hopes that Finland will follow the example of Britain and make a public statement on the matter.
- I would also like Prime Minister Sanna Marin to take a stand on the matter, especially now that Finland has applied for membership of the Human Rights Council, Tiina says.
Edelleen kateissa_ Dubain prinsessa Latifasta ei ole saatu elonmerkkejä - MTVuutiset.fi