Daniela Tejada is a popular British advocate and co-founder of the British Rights Abroad Group (BRAF). Daniela Tejada is also famous as the wife of Matthew Hedges, a doctoral student who was arrested and imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates at the end of his two-week research trip.
Daniela Tejada was born in 1987 but her exact birth date and month are still a mystery. Originally from London, England, she grew up in Surrey, England. Since her exact date of birth is unknown, her zodiac sign is also a mystery. Speaking about her education, she attended the University of Exeter. Beyond that, there are no other details about her parents, siblings and other personal details.
working life and career
Professionally, Daniela Tejada is a co-founder of British Rights Abroad Group (BRAF) (@UKRightsAbroad). It is an association of families of people from across the UK who are being or have been unjustly detained abroad. Her journey with BRAG began when UAE authorities arrested her husband – Matthew Hedges – at Dubai International Airport. Her husband was arrested on suspicion of spying on behalf of the British government.
Also, her husband is a British PhD student who was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a two-week research trip. However, after his arrest, the UAE authorities sentenced her husband to life imprisonment in the UAE. As early as November 2018, there was an allegation of espionage in state security.
The verdict on her husband’s imprisonment drew criticism in the UK. The Prime Minister – Theresa May and Foreign Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Jeremy Hunt were some of the critics. Then, in November 2018, her husband was pardoned ahead of the UAE National Day.
Speaking of her husband’s career, he was previously an employee of a security and political consulting firm in the United Arab Emirates. From January 2016, her husband was then a consultant at the US geopolitical risk consultancy Gulf State Analytics. Then, in March 2018, her husband wrote an article for the Middle East Policy Council. His article was about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Then, in April 2018, her husband also wrote an article about the modernization of the Royal Saudi Navy for Gulf State Analytics.
Daniela Tejada’s husband’s name Matthew Hedges. The two met while studying at the University of Exeter. Her husband went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April 2018. This was part of her husband’s research trip for his PhD.
Her husband conducted interviews for his thesis. However, UAE authorities arrested her husband at Dubai International Airport. That was at the end of her husband’s two-week study trip. The arrest was made on suspicion of espionage on behalf of the British government. UAE authorities held her husband for almost 6 months – mostly in solitary confinement.
According to Tejada, during the first month of detention her husband slept on the floor and had no access to a shower. On the other hand, Emirates News Agency said her husband had access to medical care and his detention was in accordance with Emirati law.
In addition, Tejada shared that her husband suffered from panic attacks while in prison. The couple could only speak to each other once a week during her husband’s detention. The UAE authorities released her husband on bail ahead of his trial in October 2018. However, in November 2018, the Abu Dhabi court sentenced her husband to life imprisonment in the UAE.
After all her tireless campaigning for her husband’s release, the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pardoned her husband on November 26, 2018, as part of the UAE tradition of pardoning people on the country’s national day.
Daniela Tejada stands about tall height of 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm and her weight is about 64 kg or 141 lbs. Similarly, this personality has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 35-27-35 inches each. Also, this British personality has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Speaking about her social media presence, Daniela Tejada echoed Twitter in March 2016 and has over 1.6k followers on her @DanielaTejada account to date. Other than that, this British advocate has no personal or professional profile of other platforms like Tiktok, Facebook, Instagram etc. This personality has a net worth of approximately $255,000.