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Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours
The Guardian ^ | 8/18/13 | staff

Posted on 08/18/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT by Nachum

The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro.

David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows officers to stop, search, question and detain individuals.

The 28-year-old was held for nine hours, the maximum the law allows before officers must release or formally arrest the individual. According to official figures, most examinations under schedule 7 – over 97% – last less than an hour, and only one in 2,000 people detained are kept for more than six hours.

Miranda was released, but officials confiscated electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles.

Since 5 June, Greenwald has written a series of stories revealing the NSA's electronic surveillance programmes, detailed in thousands of files passed to him by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Guardian has also published a number of stories about blanket electronic surveillance by Britain's GCHQ, also based on documents from Snowden.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; detained; fastandfurious; glenn; greenwalds; impeachnow; irs; partner

1 posted on 08/18/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 08/18/2013 5:38:13 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Clear evidence that the TSA is homophobic!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (A Greenie is one distraught knowing that somewhere, someone is living above subsistence level.)
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To: Nachum

Obie may regret agetting the Brits to poke the hornet’s nest.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 5:42:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Oops. getting...


5 posted on 08/18/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Nachum
Miranda was released, but officials confiscated electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles.

Do they really believe these guys would physically carry things the NSA wants with them?
6 posted on 08/18/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Do they really believe these guys would physically carry things the NSA wants with them?

Of course, not. This is meant to harass and intimidate.

They've surely got surveillance of all kinds everywhere in these two men's lives.

7 posted on 08/18/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: cripplecreek
Miranda was released, but officials confiscated electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles.

"Security" guys tend to be digital hobbyists, eh?

8 posted on 08/18/2013 5:54:43 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Nachum

Are all these leakers gay?


9 posted on 08/18/2013 6:03:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

A most curious phenomena.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 6:05:47 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: cripplecreek

Apparently, they did.

“Mr. Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to Mr. Greenwald’s investigation into government surveillance to Ms. Poitras, Mr. Greenwald said. Ms. Poitras, in turn, gave Mr. Miranda different documents to pass to Mr. Greenwald. Those documents, which were stored on encrypted thumb drives, were confiscated by airport security, Mr. Greenwald said. All of the documents came from the trove of materials provided to the two journalists by Mr. Snowden. The British authorities seized all of his electronic media — including video games, DVDs and data storage devices — and did not return them, Mr. Greenwald said.”

Note that in that snippet, Greenwald is the source. Mr. Miranda was a data mule, basically. I’m not entirely sure if these guys are the journalistic version of the Apple Dumpling Gang or Inspector Closeau. This was a dumb move.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/world/europe/britain-detains-partner-of-reporter-tied-to-leaks.html?_r=0


11 posted on 08/18/2013 6:07:58 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: mylife

Is Snowden a perv? I thought he had a gf somewhere along in this drama.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 6:18:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

They can’t get Snoden, so they will intimidate anyone else they can. We need to watch and learn quickly.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mylife

Probably not. Most journalists are though.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 6:28:39 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: little jeremiah

Yeah, but he dumped her like an old soup can.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 6:32:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

This is weird.

Actually all the news is so weirdly horrible that if it was written as a novel it would be so unrealistic and clealy made up fantasy everyone would hate it as being way too contrived.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

You are correct.
It all smells to high heaven.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek

According to ABC news the thumb drives were stuffed encrypted information relating to Berlin.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

they’re messing with fags?

now they’ve done it... we’ll never hear the end of it.
no one whines louder then a drama queen


19 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum

Did they read him his Miranda rights?


20 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:57 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yeah the NSA and their little groin leeches are pure scum.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mylife

I mean all of it, since Zero started running for prez...


22 posted on 08/18/2013 8:12:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

Is EVERYONE GAY?????


23 posted on 08/19/2013 1:22:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pluvmantelo
Clear evidence that the TSA is homophobic!

This was HMG, not USG.

Miranda's orientation, not to say his rights, notwithstanding.

Of course, it's obvious, HMG was just running an errand for Alexander the Geek.

Hopefully, the seized bits will burn many a kwh in the Puzzle Palace's electric bill (to which you and I contribute).

24 posted on 08/19/2013 1:55:24 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Nachum

Business partner, or faggot?


25 posted on 08/19/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cripplecreek
Do they really believe these guys would physically carry things the NSA wants with them?

This is all about sending a message to other people - don't even think about exposing any governments spying on their citizens!
26 posted on 08/19/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Nachum
Food for thought.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23761918

The US government has said British officials gave it a "heads up" about the detention of the partner of a journalist who published information from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

But it said the decision to detain David Miranda was a British one taken "independent of our direction".

During a press conference at the White House, deputy spokesman Josh Earnest was asked about whether the US had played a part in the decision to detain Mr Miranda.

He said: "This was a law enforcement action take by the British government and this was something that they did independent of our direction.

"As you would expect, the British government is going to make law enforcement decisions that they determine are in the best interests of their country.

"There was a heads up that was provided by the British government, so this was something we had an indication was likely to occur.

"But it is not something that we requested and it was something that was done specifically by the British law enforcement officials there."

BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas, in Washington, said it was likely that the "heads up" about Mr Miranda's detention was passed to US officials when his name was spotted on passenger lists.

The White House declined to comment on whether Mr Miranda's name was on a "watch list" maintained by the US Transportation Security Administration.

It also declined to comment on whether the US was given access to Mr Miranda's laptop or anything on the laptop.



27 posted on 08/19/2013 3:55:14 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: cynwoody

Thanks for the correction. I obviously need to bone up on my reading comprehension skills.


28 posted on 08/19/2013 4:14:51 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (A Greenie is one distraught knowing that somewhere, someone is living above subsistence level.)
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To: Ann Archy

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?


29 posted on 08/20/2013 4:14:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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