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AtW
19th February 2014, 22:20
"The nine-hour detention at Heathrow Airport of an ex-Guardian journalist's partner has been ruled lawful.

David Miranda lives with reporter Glenn Greenwald who has written articles about state surveillance based on leaked documents.

At the High Court, Mr Miranda claimed his detention under anti-terrorism laws was unlawful and breached human rights.

But judges said it was a "proportionate measure in the circumstances" and in the interests of national security.

In his judgement, Lord Justice Laws, sitting with Mr Justice Ouseley and Mr Justice Openshaw, said: "Its objective was not only legitimate, but very pressing.""

BBC News - David Miranda loses detention legal battle (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26256544)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYHxFGZBk78

:eyes

SueEllen
19th February 2014, 22:33
Unfortunately Human Rights Act and the European directive it came from allow countries to hold people for national security reasons.

However torturing them is a no no.

AtW
19th February 2014, 23:21
However torturing them is a no no.

Not even waterboarding??? :eek

barrydidit
20th February 2014, 08:07
"The nine-hour detention at Heathrow Airport of an ex-Guardian journalist's partner has been ruled lawful.

If I were a guardian journalist (or his boyfriend, cba to remind myself which it is) carrying leaked state secrets through heathrow, I'd probably think a 9 hour interrogation wasn't the worst thing that could happen to me. Look at Assange - he's got himself marooned in some south american embassy for the forseeable future.

Anyway, he's a big poof so who cares what he thinks.

MicrosoftBob
20th February 2014, 08:25
I've seen enough lefties complaining about this on FB, all it proves is that they live in cloud cookoo land and should probably move to Scotland