Join the legal fight to clear Matthew Hedges' name

by Daniela Tejada

Join the legal fight to clear Matthew Hedges' name

by Daniela Tejada
Daniela Tejada
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Wife of Matthew Hedges
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Latest: Dec. 11, 2018

Why this legal fight is so important

Matt has had his life turned upside down after he was unjustly accused, mistreated, trialled and sentenced for something he didn't do in the UAE. His integrity has been attacked and until his s...

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My husband, British PhD candidate, Matthew Hedges was sentenced to life in prison in the UAE after being accused of spying for the UK Government. 

Matthew still has no clue why he was targeted by the UAE authorities. Despite having been pardoned and released back to the UK his conviction in the UAE still stands. 

The British Government have been clear that Matthew is innocent and we now need to pursue legal action to clear Matthew's name in the eyes of the law.

The public have been outstanding in their support of Matthew and myself and the rest of his family during our 7 month ordeal. We are kindly asking you now for further support to cover the legal costs. Please contribute what you can to this fund and share this page with your friends, family and on social media. 

During his five and half months in solitary confinement, he was relentlessly questioned about his PhD thesis on the UAE’s security structure in the wake of the Arab Spring. Throughout his ordeal Matthew repeatedly asked for a legal representation and his request was refused.

We are now seeking to bring this episode in our lives to a close by pursuing legal action to truly clear Matthew’s name. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.




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Daniela Tejada

Dec. 11, 2018

Why this legal fight is so important

Matt has had his life turned upside down after he was unjustly accused, mistreated, trialled and sentenced for something he didn't do in the UAE. His integrity has been attacked and until his sentence is legally revoked in the UAE, Matt will be unable to live a normal life as the innocent man he has always been. He will face travel and work restrictions limiting his ability to continue the work he has spent years on - all because of a false accusation.

Being a state matter, the British government has openly denied the allegations against Matt. Now that he's free, we need to lawfully clear his name so that we can have a normal life, where Matt's academic legitimacy isn't questioned.

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