Kentucky Derby overshadowed by requires Sheikh Mohammed’s horse to be banned from race amid issues over his daughter

The KHRA mentioned they acquired a criticism towards Sheikh Mohammed from a bunch of human rights legal professionals and college students from the College of Louisville calling for his suspension from racing occasions in Kentucky till he can present proof his daughter Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum is alive.

“The Kentucky Horse Racing Fee (KHRC) acquired a criticism towards licensee Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on April 28, 2021,” Marc A. Guilfoil, Government Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee, mentioned in a press release on Thursday. “In session with counsel, and in line with Kentucky rules, the KHRC has decided the criticism doesn’t articulate a violation of KHRC rules.”

The petition argued that the alleged human rights abuses by the Sheikh had been a violation of Kentucky race fee code which states that individuals whose conduct are thought of to be undesirable displays on the honesty and integrity of the game.

Godolphin, the racing stables owned by Sheikh Mohammed, didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for remark.

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, has not been seen publicly since March 2018 when she tried to flee the nation. Worldwide human rights activists have alleged that Sheikh Mohammed has been holding her hostage.

In 2020, the UK’s household division of the Excessive Court docket in London handed down a choice that it referred to as “extraordinary.” It decided that the Sheikh organized abductions of his two daughters and forcibly returned them to the UAE. In a press release, on the time, the Sheikh mentioned he wished his household’s privateness to be revered.

“As a head of presidency, I used to be not in a position to take part within the court docket’s fact-finding course of. This has resulted within the launch of a ‘fact-finding’ judgment which inevitably tells just one facet of the story.”

The court docket additionally discovered that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum carried out a “marketing campaign of worry and intimidation” towards his former spouse, Jordanian Princess Haya bint al-Hussein — which he denied.

“It’s time to ban Sheikh Mohammed, everybody related to him, and Important High quality from the Derby, the Oaks and all horseracing occasions in Kentucky,” learn a press release by Lisa Bloom, one of many attorneys to file the criticism.

Dubai’s Royal Household mentioned in a press release in February that Shiekha Latifa was “being cared for at dwelling, supported by her household and medical professionals” and that she would return to public life “on the applicable time.”

Latifa’s household and shut associates have arrange a marketing campaign with supporters and advisers named Free Latifa. Some human rights organizations, comparable to Amnesty Worldwide and Human Rights Watch, assist the marketing campaign.

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