November 21, 2018 / 12:57 PM / 18 days ago

May 'disappointed and concerned' at sentencing of British academic in UAE

LONDON (Reuters) - 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.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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