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UK Media Crackdown:Greenwald's Partner Detained,Guardian Forced Destroy Snowden Files
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UK Media Crackdown: Greenwald's Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files

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Published on Aug 20, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org - The Obama administration has acknowledged it had advance notice British officials were going to detain David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has revealed the National Security Agency's massive spy practices. Miranda was held Sunday at London's Heathrow Airport under Section 7 of the British Terrorism Act for nine hours -- the maximum time he could be detained without charge. Miranda has just announced legal action against the British Home Office for his detention. Meanwhile, The Guardian has revealed the British government threatened legal action against the newspaper unless it either destroyed Snowden's classified documents or handed them to British authorities. "At its core, what is at stake is the ability for a human being to have dignity and for journalists to have integrity with their sources, [threatening] the whole concept of a free democracy," says computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, who has been detained and questioned numerous times at airports. "And I don't mean that as hyperbole, but if everything is under surveillance, how is that you can have a democracy? How is it that you can organize a political function, or have confidentiality with a constituent, or a source, or with a friend or a lover? That's an erasure of fundamental things that we have had for quite some time." We're also joined by longtime British attorney Gareth Peirce.
08-21-2013 12:04 PM
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