British student jailed for life for 'spying' in the United Arab Emirates

A British academic has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates after he was accused of spying for the UK Government.

Matthew Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, had travelled to the Middle Eastern country to interview sources about the country's foreign policy and security strategy.

The 31-year-old was detained at Dubai Airport on May 5 and held in solitary confinement for five months.

He was released on bail but his passport was seized and he...
source: Daily Record

2018-11-21 16:44
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