Matthew Hedges, university student or spy?
Over in the United Arab Emirates, the intelligence services are trained by the USA and other western nations, indeed have very well known CIA and other intelligence services experts constantly training and bringing over technologies etc. The region in the United Arab Emirates is a hodge podge of intrigue and dangerous considering extremism and the lot. The services ensure security is at its best, and keep an eye on anyone who may be a threat, with the know-how imported from the west. Upon freeing Matthew Hedges, the United Arab Emirates government said he is guilty 100%.
That shows magnanimous and pragmatic thinking, which is to be admired. Also, the education ties between the universities here and the UK were at risk of being severed, which too weighs in favor of the decision. I am glad he is going back, but I assure you I have no sympathy for proven to be a spy. I will say this, the judiciary in the United Arab Emirates is very just. Even if the west with its narrow-mindedness, cannot see it, yes it is!