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Amnesty International slams UAE’s verdict on Durham University student

Amnesty International slams UAE’s verdict on Durham University student

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Durham University student, Matthew Hedges, was sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates for spying. Amnesty International UK’s foreign expert Polly Truscott told Voice of London: “Matthew is just the latest person to experience the appalling injustice of a sham Emirati trial - local human rights activists, political critics and even Emirati judges and lawyers have all been convicted in similar circumstances.” “We’d like to see a far more robust position from the UK in defence of human rights across the entire Gulf region.” Hedges was conducting research on the UAE’s involvement in the Arab Spring and its security policies. He was arrested at Dubai airport on May 5thon his way back from a research trip in the UAE. In October, he was officially convicted of espi
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