The Hill: Greenwald Partner to Sue UK Over Airport Detention (Video)Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:10
By Blake Neff 08/20/13 | The Hill
David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, will take legal action against the United Kingdom over his nine-hour detention Sunday, his lawyers said Tuesday morning.
Miranda will argue that the police’s confiscation of his laptop, USB flash drives and other items was illegal, and that he wants them returned.
“We are concerned about the unlawful way in which these powers were used and the chilling effect this will have on freedom of expression,” said Kate Goold, a lawyer with the firm representing Miranda.