QT-Online / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Categories: Top News Wife urges UAE to free husband held since May A British student has been detained for the last five months in the United Arab Emirates "without explanation" after a research trip, his wife has said. Matthew Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, has been held in solitary confinement after being accused of spying, according to the Times. His wife said his rights were being "violated on a daily basis". Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had raised "a number of concerns" about the case with his UAE counterpart. The Times reported that the 31-year-old was arrested on 5 May at Dubai airport as he tried to leave following a research trip to interview sources about the country's security policies. Mr Hedges's case was heard by a court in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, but was adjourned until another hearing on 24 October. Previous Article Melania Trump: ’I’m the most bullied person on the world’ Next Article Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper released Print 1034 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.