22 Nov 2018

British academic jailed in UAE for spying ‘failed’ by UK government

Has the UK Government put its economic interests in the United Arab Emirates above the rights and welfare of Matthew Hedges, the British academic jailed for spying there yesterday?

His wife implied earlier today that was indeed the case. However, she later thanked the Foreign Office for “now standing up for one of its citizens”. This after she met Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt this afternoon.