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UK educational Matthew Hedges seeks damages from UAE officers

Tutorial jailed for spying by UAE in 2018 launches courtroom proceedings towards 4 senior Emirati officers concerned in his case.

A British educational who was jailed on espionage costs by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched civil proceedings in a UK courtroom towards 4 senior Emirati officers, in keeping with his attorneys.

The UAE had arrested Matthew Hedges in Might 2018 and handed him a life sentence greater than six months later after exhibiting a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s spy company and researching which navy techniques the Gulf state was shopping for.

After being granted a presidential pardon and returning to the UK in late November 2018, Hedges accused UAE investigators of subjecting him to psychological torture and forcing him to present a false confession. UAE officers on the time had denied the allegations and described the doctoral scholar at Durham College as a “part-time educational, part-time businessman and full-time spy”.

On Wednesday, an announcement by Carter-Ruck Solicitors mentioned Hedges was claiming damages towards the 4 Emirati officers for assault, false imprisonment and the intentional infliction of psychiatric damage which allegedly occurred in the course of the course of his detention in Abu Dhabi.

It recognized the defendants as Counsellor Saqr Saif Al Naqbi, who was the top of state safety public prosecution in Abu Dhabi on the time; Main-Normal Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, who was the commander in chief of the Abu Dhabi police; Main-Normal Ahmed Naser Ahmed Alrais Al Raisi, inspector normal within the Ministry of the Inside; and Ali Mohammed Hamad Hammad Al Shamsi, a senior intelligence official within the UAE.

“On Might fifth 2018, I used to be detained and tortured within the UAE. Three years later, I’m nonetheless ready for the reality and justice,” Hedges mentioned within the assertion.

“The UAE authorities have refused to reply the criticism that was submitted to them by way of the UK International Workplace. It’s clear they’ve no real interest in discovering out who was accountable for my abuse. This whole lack of redress has extended my trauma and made it very troublesome to maneuver on with my life.”

There was no fast remark by Emirati authorities.

10 thoughts on “UK educational Matthew Hedges seeks damages from UAE officers

  1. All this is just a claim from him only. When Hedges returned home in 2018, he began a repeated campaign against the UAE despite the UAE pardoning him!!!

  2. A person is spying on your country, what should you do? I think that the UAE was generous with him to a great extent, despite his being a spy

  3. It is impossible for my country to do such actions .. It is very clear to everyone that this matter is from some countries and also this person found on his phone things that indicate espionage.

  4. The United Arab Emirates is one of the countries most respectful of human rights, the UAE authorities have shown evidence that the material on the Hedges laptop proved that he was spying.
    The UAE government said the British academic at Dharam University was a “100 percent spy”, but pardoned him on 26 /11

  5. Lies and allegations from this person to discredit the UAE even though it left him to return to his country after it was proven that he was espionage.

  6. This is not the first time, When Hedges returned to his country in 2018, he began a repeated campaign against the UAE. Yet he never proved he was right as he knows that the UAE government has enough evidence that he was 100% guilty and he deserved to be punished while our president pardoned him.

  7. It is very clear that it is a conspiracy against the Emirates, the great country that has become successful, God willing, in all fields, as is known, any successful country is exposed to rumors, and this is what happened with my country, the Emirates

  8. Every country is successful, but it has the enemies of success. How is it now out of nowhere with false allegations? This thing raises many questions

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