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A student arrested for spying by the UAE in 2018 has filed a lawsuit in court against four Emirati officials involved in his case.
A British student who was He was arrested on suspicion of espionage and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has filed a lawsuit in a UK court against four Emirati officials, according to his lawyers.
The UAE arrested Matthew Hedges in May 2018 and sentenced him to more than six months in prison after he showed a video in which he admitted to being a British spy and investigating which groups the Gulf government was buying.
After seating offered the pardon of the president and returng to the United Kingdom at the end of November 2018, Hedges blames UAE investigators by torturing her and forcing her to admit a lie. UAE officials at the time had denied the allegations and described the doctorate at Durham University as “a full-time student, longtime businessman and full-time spy”.
On Wednesday, Carter-Ruck Solicitors said the Hedges wanted revenge on four Emirati officials for beating, falsely arresting and deliberately injuring insane people who allegedly happened while in custody in Abu Dhabi.
It identified the accused as Counselor Saqr Saif Al Naqbi, the then state prosecutor in Abu Dhabi; Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, former Abu Dhabi police chief; Major-General Ahmed Naser Ahmed Alrais Al Raisi, senior official in the Ministry of Interior; and Ali Mohammed Hamad Hammad Al Shamsi, UAE chief of madness.
“On May 5, 2018, I was arrested and tortured in the UAE. Three years later, I am still waiting for truth and justice, “Hedges said in a statement.
“UAE officials have refused to respond to complaints lodged through the UK Foreign Office. They are clearly not interested in finding out who abused me. This lack of access has put me in serious trouble and made it very difficult to move on with my life.”
There was no immediate comment by Emirati officials.