Partner of Guardian journalist/whistlebower Glenn Greenwald detained on transit through LHR

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by KrazyKat, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Brazen intimidation and misuse of anti-terrorism statute, Glenn Greenwald's partner held for questioning under UK Terrorism Act, confiscating his property. Berlin-->Rio, through Heathrow:
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/18/glenn-greenwald-guardian-partner-detained-heathrow
    Even the pretext of fighting terrorism is waning:
    Let them explain the whole chain of commands on that one.
     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Miranda was transiting through LHR...
    The thuggery has clearly not had the intended effect.
     
  3. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    ... this time in the UK...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20130818/EU-Britain-Snowden-Journalist/
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Thread already started. Will merge.
     
  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    OK, here's the UK's first attempt at explanation of use of the Schedule 7, anti-terrorism statute:
    And I have knives in my kitchen...
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/20/theresa-may-advanced-notice-david-miranda
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23769324
     
  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I don't bandy terms like 'police state' around loosely, but when a government (in this case the UK) comes out and says they're harassing this guy 'to send a message', in my opinion those are the tactics used by a police state.

    Britain forced Guardian to destroy copy of Snowden material

    And here's the paragraph about 'the message'.

    One U.S. security official told Reuters that one of the main purposes of the British government's detention and questioning of Miranda was to send a message to recipients of Snowden's materials, including the Guardian, that the British government was serious about trying to shut down the leaks.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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