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Matthew Hedges: British academic jailed by UAE speaks of relief as he returns home after presidential pardon

Independent Tuesday, 27 November 2018
The 31-year-old says it was 'very surreal' to be home in his first public comments since being arrested at Dubai airport more than six months ago
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According to Reuters, the United Arab Emirates pardoned a British academic. The pardon for Matthew Hedges was effective immediately. The 31-year-old is a doctoral student at Durham University, who was in the UAE working on his PhD. Hedges was arrested and incarcerated for seven months over...

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