'Grateful' to UAE govt for pardoning academic: Britain
Britain said it was grateful to the United Arab Emirates on Monday after it pardoned a British academic jailed on spying charges.
The UAE said it had pardoned Matthew Hedges just minutes after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain's intelligence agency MI6. Britain has denied he was a spy.
Hunt said it was also a "bittersweet moment" because he was thinking about innocent people still detained in Iran.
"Justice won't be truly done until they too are safely home," Hunt said.
(With inputs from agencies.)