British academic arrives in London from UAE after pardon for spy conviction

British academic arrives in London from UAE after pardon for spy conviction

London - The 31-year-old British PhD student was sentenced to life imprisonment last week.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 10:07 AM

Last updated: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 12:35 PM

A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying, a Reuters photographer said.
The UAE pardoned Matthew Hedges on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency.
Video: Hedges' pardon in consideration of UAE-UK ties
The 31-year-old British PhD student was sentenced to life imprisonment last week by the Federal Court of Appeal in the UAE for espionage against the UAE.
 
 


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