DUBAI:

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

The United Arab Emi­rates has been in con­tact with Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties over a Bri­tish aca­demic since shortly af­ter he was de­tained in May, a se­nior UAE of­fi­cial said on Fri­day, amid sug­ges­tions that he would be charged with es­pi­onage.

Lon­don has said lit­tle about the de­ten­tion of Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old doc­toral stu­dent at Durham Uni­ver­sity, who ap­peared in a court in Abu Dhabi on Wed­nes­day. (RTRS)

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