Dubai ruler slams estranged wife Princess Haya in cryptic poem, suggests she cheated on him: 'Go to who has kept you occupied'
Dubai's ruler has slammed his wife in an angry poem titled 'You Live and Die' that was posted on Instagram.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum posted the poem after his estranged wife, Princess Haya, escaped his abuse and fled to London along with their two children.
"Some mistakes are known as betrayal, and you have transgressed and betrayed," the poem reads. "You traitor, you betrayed the most precious trust, you exposed your games and nature."
Sheikh Mohammed then accused his wife of lying and suggested that the claim was backed with evidence. "You no longer have a place within me, go to who has kept you occupied," he wrote, ending with "I do not care whether you live or die."
Princess Haya, 49, is Sheikh Mohammed's sixth wife and the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
Although Sheikh Mohammed, 70, did not disclose who the subject of the poem was, its tone suggested that it was a woman who had betrayed him.
The royal posted the poem on Instagram just a day after the legal advocacy group Detained in Dubai said that Princess Haya had fled her abusive husband.
The advocacy group's CEO, Radha Stirling, said that the organization had received reports from sources close to the Jordanian and Emirati governments that suggested that the Emirati princess had escaped.
"We cannot comment on the veracity of these reports, but such an event would clearly represent a powerful indictment against the UAE and against Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid personally, as well as have potentially dramatic repercussions on the relationships between the countries involved,” Stirling said in a statement, Alarby reported.
Reports of the princess' escape first emerged on June 23 on a website called Emirates Leaks, which alleged that the princess had fled to Germany with the help of a German diplomat.
The princess, however, was spotted in London as she applied for protective orders in a British court on Tuesday, July 30, using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed's lawyers have requested that the two children be returned to Dubai, according to the Associated Press.
Family court Judge Andrew McFarlane reportedly rejected a request from the Dubai ruler's lawyers to have details about the protective orders subject to reporting restrictions. "There is a public interest in the public understanding, in very broad terms, proceedings that are before the court," McFarlane said.