Matthew Hedges: University staff’s Dubai campus boycott

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Staff at two universities have voted to suspend dealings with Dubai over the jailing of a British academic.

Matthew Hedges, 31, has been convicted of spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and jailed for life.

University and College Union members from Exeter and Birmingham have both agreed to suspend relationships with the country over the sentencing.

Birmingham University said Dubai opportunities for staff had always been optional.

Staff at Exeter University, where Hedges was previously an undergraduate, have passed a motion…

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