BRI­TISH STU­DENT GETS LIFE IN SPY­ING TRIAL

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

LON­DON A Bri­tish aca­demic was sen­tenced to life in prison on Wed­nes­day in the United Arab Emi­rates on charges that he was spy­ing for the U.K. — a ver­dict that Bri­tain de­scribed as shock­ing. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD stu­dent at Durham Univer­sity, was ar­rested at Dubai Air­port on May 5. The Fed­eral Ap­peals Court of Abu Dhabi said Hedges was found guilty of “spy­ing on the UAE and pro­vid­ing sen­si­tive se­cu­rity and in­tel­li­gence in­for­ma­tion to third par­ties.”

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