Glenn Greenwald comments on this morning’s ruling that his partner, David Miranda, was legally detained at Heathrow Airport under the UK’s terrorism law:
As my colleague Ryan Devereaux reports, a lower UK court this morning, as long expected, upheld the legality of the nine-hour detention of my partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport last August, even as it acknowledged that the detention was “an indirect interference with press freedom”. For good measure, the court also refused permission to appeal (though permission can still be granted by the appellate court). David was detained and interrogated under the Terrorism Act of 2000.
The UK Government expressly argued that the release of the Snowden documents (which the free world calls “award–winning journalism“) is actually tantamount to “terrorism”, the same theorynow being used by the Egyptian military regime to prosecute Al Jazeera journalists as terrorists.
Read more on First Look – The Intercept.