UAE 'studying clemency request' in spy row
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Matthew Hedges spying row: UAE 'studying clemency request'

The UAE's ambassador in London has defended the conviction of a British student on a spying charge in Dubai - but says he is hopeful there can be an "amicable solution" in the case.

Matthew Hedges, 31, a political scientist at Durham University who is originally from Exeter, denied spying and said he had been researching his PhD.

Sulaiman Almazroui confirmed a request for clemency from Hedges' family was being considered by the UAE government.

  • 23 Nov 2018