There is "convincing and powerful" evidence to support prosecution by British academic Matthew Hedges to spy, the UAE government has…
There is “convincing and powerful” evidence to support prosecution by British academic Matthew Hedges to spy, the UAE government has said.
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Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt is leading attempt to apply diplomatic pressure on the country and on Thursday he said he had a “constructive conversation” with his opposite number, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.
However, a statement by Abdulla Al Naqbi, head of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the target was “thoroughly investigated” and warned the government “Do not try to disturb justice”.
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The French statement said: “The UAE respects the rule of law and is endowed oath to maintain the highest legal standards. Like all countries with independent judiciary, it is important that the government does not try to interfere in court.
” We can do not give assurances to other countries about the outcome of trials. “
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Al Naqbi defended the court’s decision and stressed crimes Hedges is accused of being “extremely serious” and protecting the UAE’s national interests “must be our first priority”.
“The case against Hedges was thoroughly investigated by the prosecutor,” said the statement and added: “Convincing and powerful evidence was presented in court. It contained information extracted from his personal electronic devices through expert medical analysis techniques; Evidence from UAE Intelligence Testimony and Hedges own confession. “
Petition – Matthew Hedge’s wife Daniela Tejada has launched a application that requires the British government to do everything to free her husband (Image: AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The rejected statement claims that Hedges had to undergo ckn a document in Arabic that has been used as “confession” and also denied that he had been maltreated during custody.
A family representative said that Hedges was held in solitary confinement for more than five and a half months during which his “mental and physical health deteriorated severely.”
It added: “Unlike media reports, Matthew Hedges has been treated fairly and under the UAE Constitution. We are proud to have a justice system that gives everyone the right to fair trial.”
Hedges, a specialist in Middle East studies, was arrested at Dubai Airport when he attempted to leave the country on May 5th.
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She wrote: “Matthew can appeal his sentence in a month’s time. Before that, I ask as many people as possible to restore my petition, urging the British government to do everything to ensure that the UAE let my husband come him. “