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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : Wife of jailed academic: Foreign Office did not take UAE case seriously


eshrag
11-22-2018, 06:47 PM
Ministers accused of putting diplomatic interests ahead of Matthew Hedges’ welfare

Jeremy Hunt is to meet the wife of a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on allegations of spying, saying he is prepared to curtail diplomatic cooperation with the UAE, one of the UK’s closest Gulf allies.

Daniela Tejada, her voice breaking as she spoke to the BBC’s Today programme on Thursday after returning from Dubai, where she saw Matthew Hedges being sentenced (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/british-academic-matthew-hedges-accused-of-spying-jailed-for-life-in-uae), said she wanted the foreign secretary to do whatever it took to bring her husband home.

Continue reading... (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/22/matthew-hedges-academic-jailed-uae-wife-foreign-office)