Briton Sentenced To Life For Spying Gets Pardon In UAE
The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British researcher who was sentenced last week to life in prison for spying, an official statement said.
Matthew Hedges was among more than 700 prisoners pardoned by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on the occasion of National Day.
“Mr. Hedges will be permitted to leave the UAE once formalities are completed,” the statement said.