UK PM May ‘disappointed and concerned’ at sentencing of British academic in UAE


UK PM May 'disappointed and concerned' at sentencing of British academic in UAE
Matthew Hedges, 31, was seized at Dubai airport PHOTO: The Independent

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she was “deeply disappointed” that a UAE court had sentenced British academic Matthew Hedges to life in prison on charges of spying.

“We are of course deeply disappointed and concerned at today’s verdict,” May told parliament. “We are raising it with the Emirati authorities at the highest level.”

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