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    Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

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    Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 26 Nov 2018, 12:11 pm

    A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates has been freed after a pardon.

    Matthew Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had been researching his PhD.

    His wife, Daniela Tejada, who appealed for clemency, said she was "elated" and "can't wait to have him back home".

    The UAE issued the pardon as part of a series of orders on the country's National Day anniversary.

    However, a spokesman said Mr Hedges was "100% a secret service operative".

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    What I wonder about is: what did the British Government promise the UAE in order to get this pardon granted.

    Anybody ?


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    Re: Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Nov 2018, 11:34 am

    I felt in my bones that this would be the effect of the interference put about by the British government.

    There must have been something very important given to the UAE for a pardon to just fall out of the sky for this man.
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    Re: Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Nov 2018, 12:24 pm

    The UAE is a very strong importer of British warplanes and other technical services and the British government want to continue to have them as friends for that precise reason.


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    Re: Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 01 Dec 2018, 11:40 am

    It would still be nice to know if he was a spy or not, wouldn't it ?
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    Re: Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 12:18 pm

    Yes, it certainly would be Angie.


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