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Greenwald’s partner detained for 9 hours at U.K. airport

British authorities held and questioned David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's longterm partner, for nine hours on his way from Berlin to Brazil.

Miranda, who lives with the journalist in Rio, was reportedly held for questioning under the Terrorism Act. Greenwald, who has recently been a main vector for reporting leaks on the NSA's vast surveillance dragnet, has reported at length on journalists being harassed and detained at airports in the U.S. (notably, he wrote for Salon on how Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who jointly reported on Ed Snowden's leaks, has been repeatedly stopped and detained for hours for her journalistic work).

Via the Guardian:

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