Emir of Dubai, Mohammed ben Rached al-Maktoum sentenced to pay more than 640 million euros to his ex-wife and their children 

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The English justice condemned yesterday, Tuesday, December 21, the Emir of Dubai, to pay a colossal sum of more than 640 million euros to his ex-wife and their two children, following his divorce.  

This legal battle which lasted two years, revealed kidnapping, flight by boat and computer hacking within the family of the sovereign. Indeed, his sixth wife, Princess Haya of Jordan with whom he is divorcing, fled to London in 2019, taking with her their two children, Mohammed ben Rached al-Maktoum, had, for her part, authorized the pirating of the his wife's cell phone and managed to carry 24 hours of telephone conversations and around 500 photographs. 

The emir will have to make payments for their children Al Jalila, 14, and Zayed, nine, which could reach a total of 290 million pounds (over 340 million euros) to cover alimony and costs related to the their safety, according to the judgment of the family court.  

Judge Moor explained that given their status and the general threats of terrorism and kidnapping that children face, they are particularly vulnerable and need enhanced security to ensure their safety in this country, stressing that the main threat they face now comes from the sovereign himself, not from outside sources and whom he had harassed and intimidated Princess Haya of Jordan before she left for London and to date. 

A spokesperson for the ruler said the ruler has always ensured that his children are free from want and that he does not intend to comment further on the court's decision on the financial side. 

These record financial compensation exceeds those granted in 2016 by an English court to the ex-wife of Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov, Tatiana Akhmedova. They amounted to 453 million pounds, or 531 million euros. 


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