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UAE Charges British Student With Spying

Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political, and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney general said late Monday (15). (Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday (16) called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political, and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney general Hamad al-Shamsi said late Monday (15). The 31-year-old, who was researching the UAE’s foreign and internal security policies after the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions, was detained at Dubai airport on May 5. Hedges’ wife Daniela Tejada said on Tuesday that he been “held in an undisclosed location in…

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