British academic, 31, jailed in UAE after being accused of spying is released on bail

Mail Online | 10/30/2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
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A British academic held prisoner in the United Arab Emirates accused of 'spying' has been released on bail after five months in solitary confinement.

Matthew Hedges, 31, was seen for the first time in five months as he appeared in court on Wednesday, and said he had expressed suicidal thoughts because jail conditions have caused him severe anxiety and panic attacks.

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On Monday, however, he was released on bail and told to remain in the UAE until his next court appearance on 21 November.

He has not had his passport returned to him and is being made to wear an ankle bracelet.

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UAE authorities reportedly warned Hedges that , if instructed, he may have to return...
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