Monday, August 19, 2013

Britain: Furor over detention of Snowden leak reporter's partner

David Miranda, the homosexual partner of a prominent Guardian newspaper reporter, was detained for nine hours at London's main airport by British police. No explanation was given, but the defacto arrest was carried out under authority of British anti-terrorism laws which permit detention without charge or access to a lawyer for up to nine hours. Mr. Miranda is the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the reporter for the Guardian who broke the story about Edward Snowden and the NSA's vast domestic espionage operation.

Predictably this is causing a huge uproar. See here and here.

The Empire's reach has grown long indeed.

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