British academic charged with spying by United Arab Emirates

British academic charged with spying by United Arab Emirates
 

A British academic has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, the country’s authorities said, five months after he was arrested at the end of a study trip.
Matthew Hedges, 31, a doctoral student at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May at Dubai airport after a two-week visit and has been kept in solitary confinement since then, his wife Daniela Tejada, said last week.
The country’s government said in a statement: “The attorney general of United Arab Emirates … confirmed today that Mr Matthew Hedges, a British citizen, has been charged with spying for and on behalf of a... read more

 
15 October 2018 in World News, Views: 51
Source: Guardian
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