Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, hacked the phones of his ex-wife Princess Haya, five of her associates, and two of her lawyers, to a campaign of “intimidation” using NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
Ruler of Dubai ordered to pay divorce settlement that could exceed £500m https://t.co/Ne08s9sdQc
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 21, 2021
The high court judge Moor has ordered Dubai’s ruler to pay his ex-wife Haya and their two children a divorce settlement of up to half a billion pounds — the biggest ever granted by a UK court – in order to protect them from Sheikh Mohammed harm.
“Most importantly in this regard, and absolutely uniquely, the main threat they face is from HH (his highness the sheikh) himself not from outside sources. This is compounded by the full weight of the state that he has available to him as seen by his ability to make use of the Pegasus software, which is only available to governments.” according to our all news.
Haya escaped to the United Kingdom with her two children in April 2019 after Sheikh Mohammed kidnapped two of his other children. Princess Latifa was reported to have been detained against her will on her father’s orders. Princess Shamsa was kidnapped in Cambridge street.
Judge Moor, ordered the sheikh to pay over £250 million upfront to Haya for security “to avoid an incentive for her ex-husband to cut the payments”, he explained. He also ordered the sheikh to provide a bank guarantee of £290 million for annual payments, according to the Guardian report.
Haya, who received £83 million a year in Dubai for home expenses, a £9 million annual allowance, and ad hoc gifts, did not seek money for herself during the proceedings, except to pay for goods like as jewelry and clothing that she lost as a result of the marital collapse.