Wife of Matthew Hedges accuses Foreign Office of failing husband

The wife of jailed academic Matthew Hedges said the Foreign Office ignored her weekly cries for help and has accused the Government of bowing to the UAE. 

Daniela Tejada still does not know where her husband is being held after he was jailed for life for spying on Wednesday following a five-minute hearing in front of an Emirati judge. 

After her first meeting with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, she said: "I really appreciate the Foreign Secretary taking the time to meet me at this crucial point in Matt’s life," she said, reading from a prepared statement after an hour inside the building.

"He has assured me that he and his team are doing everything in their power to get Matt free and return him…

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