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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : UK universities urged to review ties with UAE over jailing of academic


eshrag
11-21-2018, 11:02 PM
Plea comes after Durham PhD student Matthew Hedges was given life sentence for ‘spying’

Matthew Hedges: British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/british-academic-matthew-hedges-accused-of-spying-jailed-for-life-in-uae)

It is no longer safe for British academics and students to work and study in the United Arab Emirates, experts and lecturers’ unions have warned, after a court in the Gulf state jailed for life a Durham PhD student accused of spying (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/british-academic-matthew-hedges-accused-of-spying-jailed-for-life-in-uae).

They said UK universities should urgently review their ties with the UAE in light of Matthew Hedges’ life imprisonment, and halt any planned projects, such as the University of Birmingham’s proposed £100m Dubai campus.

Continue reading... (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/uk-universities-urged-to-review-ties-with-uae-over-jailing-of-academic-matthew-hedges)