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UAE: Jailed British Academic Denied Rights

Expand British academic, Matthew Hedges, with his wife Daniela Tejada.  © 2017 Daniela Tejada (Amman) – The United Arab Emirates detained a British academic for months without charge, denying him his due process rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses raise serious concerns about whether Matthew Hedges, a doctoral candidate at Durham University in England, can get a fair trial in the UAE. Security forces detained Hedges, 31, on May 5, 2018, denied him effective legal assistance, and finally charged him with spying on October 16. He is due to appear in court next on October 24. His…

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