A barrister tells Mike Graham that Matthew Hedges, who was imprisoned in the UAE for spying, could sue the state if there is a case that his human rights have been breached
British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on a spying charge last week, has been pardoned.
The United Arab Emirates are considering clemency for a British academic jailed for life in the country, an official has announced today.
The Conservative MP has said the jailing of Matthew Hedges could result in a breakdown of the mutual defence treaty between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
The chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has said the UAE sentencing student Matthew Hedges for life is "absurd" and "quite clearly a mistake".