Born in Surrey, United Kingdom, Matthew Hedges is a British academic who is currently imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) accused of spying in the country. For more information, read the article below.

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Matthew Hedges Ethnicity/Religion/Nationality

Born in Surrey, England, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Bradford and earned his MA from University of Exeter for the thesis “What has driven the UAE’s military spending since 2001”. He began a PhD at Durham University looking at the effects of the Arab Spring on the Gulf States.

Matthew Hedge Affair/Married/Wife

He is married to Daniela Tejada. He met her when he was at University of Exeter. For more information, visit the article post by BBC.

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  • Full Name: Matthew Hedges
  • Nicknames: Matthew
  • Birthday: 1986/87
  • Age: 31-32 years old
  • Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Education: University of Bradford, Durham University, University of Exeter
  • Profession: he works for a British cyber intelligence company
  • Nationality: British
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Spouse/Wife: Daniela Tejada
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • In March 2018, Hedges wrote an article for the Middle East Policy Council on the futures of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • He traveled to UAE as part of a research trip for his PhD in 2018 and was arrested at Dubai International Airport.
  • In November 2018, he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the UAE on charges of spying by an Abu Dhabi court.
  • According to his wife, he has been suffering from panic attacks whilst in jail

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