UK court: Dubai ruler had ex-wife’s phone hacked

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The High Court has found that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, interfered with British justice by ordering the hacking of the phone of his ex-wife, Princess Haya of Jordan. The phones of her solicitors, Baroness Fiona Shackleton QC and Nick Manners, were also targeted during their divorce custody case, according to the court. Princess Haya said the discovery had made her feel ‘hunted and haunted.’ Sheikh Mohammed has denied any knowledge of the hacking. The High Court’s judgments are a blow to the sheikh and a further revelation as to his treatment of female members of his family.” (10/06/21)