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Caitlin McNamara alleges she was sexually assaulted by UAE royal family member Sheikh Nahyan. She said she met him in the UAE as part of her job as curator of the Hay literary festival. Ms McNamara has called on the British government to intervene. He denies the allegations.

The Hay Festival said it would no longer be holding the Abu Dhabi event so long as the current minister of tolerance — who has been accused of sexual assault — remained in the position

#TheLondoner: Hay Festival staff ‘heartbroken’ over sex assault claims

The Hay Festival has been corrupted by its relationship with the UAE, says Sam Leith

#TheLondoner: Hay Festival staff ‘heartbroken’ over sex assault claims

The Hay Festival cancels an event to promote freedom of speech and women’s empowerment in Abu Dhabi after one of its employees said the United Arab Emirates minister of tolerance (pictured), a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family, sexually assaulted her.

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Gulf royal accused of sexual assault must go, says Hay literature festival

Gulf royal accused of sexual assault must go, says Hay literature festival

Gulf royal accused of sexual assault must go, says Hay literature festival | @guardian 

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Gulf royal accused of sexual assault must go, says Hay literature festival

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The Hay Festival, an annual staple of Britain’s literary calendar, announced that an offshoot event to promote freedom of expression would no longer be held in Abu Dhabi after one of its employees accused the UAE’s minister of tolerance of sexual assault.

Sunday Times investigation: The UAE's minister of tolerance is accused of a serious sexual assault on the organiser of the Hay Festival's Abu Dhabi offshoot #TomorrowsPapersToday 

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Hay Festival severs UAE ties after sex assault claim by employee

'A dream team': how the Hay festival will look online

The wonderful Hay literary festival will not happen this year, due to Coronavirus. They need help if they are going to open in future years. #HELPHAYFESTIVAL 

Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and The Bluest Eye, has died aged 88. Here is a lovely long @BBCFrontRow  interview with her and @raziaiqbal  from the 2014 Hay Festival.

A literature festival with over 80,000 visitors and fears of a stampede—India's Hay-on-Wye

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Suffering from hay fever during festival season

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