UK academic says was forced by UAE to confess to spying charges

Matthew Hedges poses for a photo in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British academic Matthew Hedges said he had “no other option but to confess” during nearly seven months of detention in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges. The UAE pardoned Hedges from a life sentence in November after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s […]

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