Monday, August 19, 2013
The Guardian is reporting that journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was detained at Heathrow Airport for nine hours under the UK's Terrorism Act. Mr. Miranda was enroute to Brazil. UK authorities seized his laptop and other electronic items but eventually allowed him to resume his travels. Mr. Greenwald is the reporter who broke the Edward Snowden story about NSA surveillance in June. Mr. Greenwald wrote an angry column about the interrogation here for the Guardian and British MP Keith Vaz says he will ask for an explanation of the incident from authorities. News of Mr. Miranda's detention has spread quickly: see coverage from MSN here and the News.com (Australia) here.