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UK academic says was forced by UAE to confess to spying charges

British academic Matthew Hedges said he had "no other option but to confess" during nearly seven months of detention in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges.
Reuters - Published

Matthew Hedges: UAE spy accused will 'take years' to recover

matthew hedges: uae spy accused will 'take years' to recover
BBC Local News: Tyne and Wear -- Academic Matthew Hedges says he is now undergoing specialist psychiatric treatment.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

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'Suicidal': Freed UK scholar recalls UAE spy case [Video]'Suicidal': Freed UK scholar recalls UAE spy case

A freed British academic who was jailed for life in the UAE then pardoned has said he was forced to confess to spying. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Matthew Hedges: ‘Mental scars will affect me for years’

matthew hedges: ‘mental scars will affect me for years’
Matthew Hedges, the British academic jailed for spying in the UAE, says he is still suffering despite his release.
BBC News - Published

Durham academic Matthew Hedges detained in Dubai on GMB on prison ordeal

durham academic matthew hedges detained in dubai on gmb on prison ordeal
Matthew Hedges, 31, was sentenced to life in prison in the UAE after his arrest at the end of a two-week research trip. He spoke to Good Morning Britain today in his first UK TV interview after his..
MailOnline - Published

Matthew Hedges: British academic says UAE asked him to became double agent and steal documents from Foreign Office

PhD student speaks out about his six months in solitary confinement
Independent - Published

Matthew Hedges: Academic 'psychologically tortured' in UAE jail

matthew hedges: academic 'psychologically tortured' in uae jail
Matthew Hedges says he was asked to act as a double agent in the UK's Foreign Office.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Matthew Hedges: Academic jailed in UAE for spying had suicidal thoughts

matthew hedges: academic jailed in uae for spying had suicidal thoughts
Matthew Hedges says he endured "psychological torture" at the hands of authorities.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Matthew Hedges reveals his 'psychological torture' in UAE jail where he was drugged and questioned for 15 hours a day

matthew hedges reveals his 'psychological torture' in uae jail where he was drugged and questioned for 15 hours a day
He says they pumped him full of drugs and tried to make him a 'double agent', ordering him to steal documents from the UK Foreign Offic
Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette - Published Also reported by •North Devon JournalWestern Morning NewsExeter Express and EchoTorquay Herald Express

Freed British 'spy' Matthew Hedges tells how captors gave him drugs

freed british 'spy' matthew hedges tells how captors gave him drugs
Matthew Hedges, 31, (pictured with wife Daniela Tejada) was arrested on May 5 in Dubai on his way home from a two-week research trip for his PhD thesis into the security policies of the Gulf.
MailOnline - Published

MI6 chief 'perplexed' over Matthew Hedges case

mi6 chief 'perplexed' over matthew hedges case
BBC Local News: Tyne and Wear -- The man known as "C" says he "can't understand" how Matthew Hedges was accused of spying for MI6.
BBC Local News - Published

UK spy boss 'perplexed' over Hedges case

uk spy boss 'perplexed' over hedges case
The man known as "C" says he "can't understand" how Matthew Hedges was accused of spying for MI6.
BBC News - Published

UK spy chief 'perplexed' by UAE arrest

uk spy chief 'perplexed' by uae arrest
The man known as "C" says he "can't understand" how Matthew Hedges was accused of spying for MI6.
BBC News - Published

Universities risk their reputation with links to regimes

The Matthew Hedges case highlights curbs on academic freedom that extend beyond the Gulf
FT.com - Published

British student who spent six months in UAE jail on spying charges says he will sue

british student who spent six months in uae jail on spying charges says he will sue
Matthew Hedges, 31, who landed back at Heathrow Airport yesterday morning, is planning to try and overturn his conviction for spying and sue the UAE for unlawful imprisonment.
MailOnline - Published

First picture of Exeter's Matthew Hedges back in UK after UAE jail hell

first picture of exeter's matthew hedges back in uk after uae jail hell
The picture was taken by his wife just hours after he landed at Heathrow
Torquay Herald Express - Published Also reported by •North Devon JournalExeter Express and EchoTiverton Mid Devon GazetteWestern Morning News

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

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
Independent - Published

Brit Matthew Hedges who was facing life in jail for 'spying' in UAE arrives back in UK

brit matthew hedges who was facing life in jail for 'spying' in uae arrives back in uk
Matthew Hedges has arrived back on UK soil after landing at Heathrow Airport this morning following his pardon from a life sentence in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.
MailOnline - Published

Matthew Hedges speaks for first time after release from UAE jail

"Daniela is so brave and strong. Seeing her and my family after this ordeal is the best thing that could have happened. I thank you all once again, this is very surreal."
Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette - Published Also reported by •Torquay Herald ExpressWestern Morning NewsNorth Devon JournalExeter Express and Echo

Academic Matthew Hedges returns to London after ‘surreal’ detention

The PhD student was pardoned and released by UAE authorities
FT.com - Published

British academic back home after UAE spy case pardon

British academic Matthew Hedges arrived back in the UK on Tuesday and thanked his "brave and strong" wife for helping secure his release, nearly seven months after he was detained in the United Arab..
Reuters - Published

Matthew Hedges release: Academic praises 'brave' wife

matthew hedges release: academic praises 'brave' wife
BBC Local News: Surrey -- Matthew Hedges, the academic pardoned over UAE spying claims, is reunited with his family in the UK.
BBC Local News - Published

British academic Hedges thanks UK foreign ministry for safe return

British academic Matthew Hedges thanked Britain's foreign ministry on Tuesday for ensuring his safe return to the United Kingdom.
Reuters - Published

Matthew Hedges: UAE jailed academic back in the UK

matthew hedges: uae jailed academic back in the uk
BBC Local News: Tees -- Matthew Hedges thanks his "brave and strong" wife as he lands back at Heathrow Airport.
BBC Local News - Published

UK academic jailed in UAE returns home

uk academic jailed in uae returns home
Matthew Hedges thanks his "brave and strong" wife as he lands back at Heathrow Airport.
BBC News - Published

Jailed academic Hedges returns home to UK

Matthew Hedges, British academic jailed for spying in UAE, arrives home in UK after being pardoned
BBC News - Published

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