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U.K. universities to review ties to the U.A.E. after verdict

 
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Geronimo



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: U.K. universities to review ties to the U.A.E. after verdict Reply with quote

"It is no longer safe for British academics and students to work and study in the United Arab Emirates, experts and lecturers’ unions have warned, after a court in the Gulf state jailed for life a Durham PhD student accused of spying.

They said UK universities should urgently review their ties with the UAE in light of Matthew Hedges’ life imprisonment, and halt any planned projects, such as the University of Birmingham’s proposed £100m Dubai campus...."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/uk-universities-urged-to-review-ties-with-uae-over-jailing-of-academic-matthew-hedges
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'...Hedges’ wife, Daniela Tejada, welcomed the statement. “The presidential pardon for Matt is the best news we could have received. Our six-plus months of nightmare are finally over and to say we are elated is an understatement. That he is returning home to me and the rest of his family is much more than I was ever expecting to happen this week.

“Without the involvement of the media, the overwhelming support of academics, the public worldwide, the work of the British diplomatic body in the UAE and Secretary Hunt’s intervention, this would have never happened.”...'


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/26/matthew-hedges-jailed-british-academic-pardoned-by-uae
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