UAE ambassador to UK defends trial of Matthew Hedges – BBC News
UAE ambassador to UK defends trial of Matthew Hedges – BBC News Good morning, like the UK, do you raise and see with an independent? The government does not birthday to the court. Matthew Hedges was not convicted after a five-minute show trial, as some have reported over the course of one month. Three judges evaluated compelling evidence in three here, daddy the conclusion. After a full and proper process, this was an extremely serious case. We live in a dangerous neighborhood and national security must be a top. Priority was also an unusual case. Many researchers visit the UAE freely every year without breaking our laws. Everyone has the right to appeal for after conviction and everyone come to quit. The pardon from our president. Mr. Hedges family have made a request for clemency, and the government is studying that the current Secretary had a good conversation with our foreign minister met him. Yesterday privately, as Mr Hunt said, we have an extremely close partnership with the UK because of the strength that relationship. We are hopeful that an edible solution can be read. Thank you very much. The UAE’s UK ambassador there is hope for an “equitable solution”.
Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui said the UAE government is studying a request for clemency made by Hedges’ family.
He said the country has an “independent judiciary” like the UK and the government “does not dictate verdicts to the court”.
The ambassador also said three judges spent a month evaluating “compelling evidence” against Hedges in what was a serious but unusual case.
“Mr Hedges family have requested clemency and the government is studying that request,” he added.
“We have an extremely close partnership with the UK, because of the strength of this we are hoping for an equitable solution.”
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