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.