Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

The PhD student Matthew Hedges has spoken out about the psychological torture he underwent while being held for nearly seven months in the United Arab(...)

Matthew Hedges and his wife, Daniela Tejada, reunited in northern England on Tuesday. The PhD student was  granted a presidential pardon and flown back to Britain earlier in the day. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

A British academic sentenced to life imprisonment by the United Arab Emirates for spying and then pardoned by the nation’s president days later thanke(...)

Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/PA

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after (...)

 Matthew Hedges, a Middle Eastern studies specialist from Durham University, with his wife Daniela Tejada. File photograph: Daniela Tejada/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has said she is “deeply disappointed and concerned” about the case of a British academic jailed for life in the Uni(...)