LONDON – The 31-year-old Briton Matthew Hedges, has arrived in Britain. He landed Tuesday morning at London’s Heathrow airport. The scientist was last week in the United Arab Emirates sentenced to life imprisonment for espionage but got Monday grace.
The UAE had the release of Hedges announced, shortly after the showing of a video where the Brit seemed to indicate that he has spied for the British intelligence service MI6. Britain has denied that he is a spy and has his release, welcomed. Previously threatened London with measures such as the academic, not would be released.
Hedges is affiliated with the university of Durham. He had been to the Emirates traveled for research to the effects of the Arab Spring, a series of uprisings in the Arab world, the foreign policy of the country. Six months ago he was at the airport from Dubai was arrested when he was the country wanted to leave.