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Academic Matthew Hedges issues civil proceedings in the High Court for his detention and torture in the UAE

11th May 2021

Matthew Hedges was arrested and detained three years ago while undertaking academic research for his PhD in the UAE. He spent 6 months in detention during which time he was tortured and forced to ‘confess’ to being a spy for the UK Government. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the UAE courts, but released after his wife launched a public campaign to have him freed.

Rodney Dixon QC assisted by Aidan Ellis act for Mr Hedges, instructed by Carter Ruck Solicitors.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-56998407

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9546029/British-academic-sues-UAE-officials-claims-tortured-accused-spying.html





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