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UK 'now standing up' for academic jailed in UAE – wife

UK 'now standing up' for academic jailed in UAE – wife

World
The wife of a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly spying says Jeremy Hunt has vowed to do "everything in his power" to secure his release. Speaking after meeting the foreign secretary in London, Daniela Tejada said Mr Hunt had assured her he was committed to seeing Matthew Hedges freed and returned to the UK.The 31-year-old PhD student was sentenced to life behind bars at a court in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, six months after he was arrested at Dubai Airport and accused of spying in the UAE.Ms Tejada told reporters outside the Foreign Office that seeing him "shaken" in court was "beyond heartbreaking", and was pleased the UK government was "now standing up for one of their citizens".She added: "This is not a fight I can win alone." ...
Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over allergy death

Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over allergy death

Health
A takeaway owner and manager, who caused a teenage girl's death by sending her a meal containing peanuts, have been jailed for manslaughter.Megan Lee, 15, suffered irreversible brain damage after having an allergic reaction to food from Royal Spice in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, in 2016.Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and Harun Rashid were found guilty in October.At Manchester Crown Court earlier, Kuddus was jailed for two years and Rashid for three.In sentencing, Mrs Justice Yip told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but "sadly the same responsibility was not at your end". Judge Yip said the takeaway had no systems or processes to ...
Bill Cosby led away in cuffs after being jailed

Bill Cosby led away in cuffs after being jailed

Entertainment
Television actor Bill Cosby has been jailed for up to a decade for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced the 81-year-old comedian to three to 10 years behind bars and fined him $ 25,000 (£19,000) in a Pennsylvania courtroom.He told Cosby, who is the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison, that he was not entitled to bail while he appeals against his conviction.After sentencing, Cosby was led away from court in handcuffs and taken to jail.Prosecutors had been seeking a term of five to 10 years in prison. Cosby's defence lawyers asked for house arrest.The former Cosby Show star, who was known to millions as "America's Dad", was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Phil...
George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

World
The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.He pleaded guilty last October to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Moscow. He was the first former Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 US vote.US President Donald Trump reacted by taking an apparent swipe at the cost of the investigation into the former aide. Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry? How Trump's Russia trouble unfolded In Friday's sente...
May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

World
Theresa May has called for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists jailed for carrying police documents, saying the verdict undermines press freedom. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were jailed for seven years after being found guilty of breaking state secrets laws while investigating the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Mrs May's spokesman criticised the verdict, saying she was "extremely disappointed" by it, and the sentencing. Image: Wa Lone leaves court after his verdict was announced The spokesman said: "As our ambassador to Burma, who attended the hearing, has said, we are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing."We call for the journalists to be released immediately."In any dem...