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Saturday , October 16 2021

United Arab Emirates court postpones hearing case of Matthew Hedges

Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates court has postponed hearing the case of a British academic charged with espionage until Nov. 21 to re-examine the evidence, his wife said on Thursday.

Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old doctoral student at Durham University, appeared on Wednesday in the Federal Court of Appeal in the capital Abu Dhabi.

He was arrested on May 5 at Dubai airport after a two-week research visit and formally charged last week with spying on the Gulf state, where he is being held in solitary confinement. (RTRS)

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