Partner of the Guardian Journalist Won Partial Court VictoryAdded: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Police use of data seized from the partner of the Guardian journalist was partially curtailed by the high court. The judge issued an injunction which blocked the government from using or sharing data seized from David Miranda at the airport during a criminal investigation – 30 minutes after a Metropolitan police lawyer announced the launch of such an investigation. They claimed that the data Miranda was taking to Brazil for the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald contained very sensitive content the disclosure of which would be injurious to public safety. They were talking about tens of thousands of pages of material.
However, the Home Office and police won the right to continue examining the information in the protection of national security or for investigating whether the journalists themselves were involved in terrorism. The police was pleased by the ruling. In the meantime, the lawyers described it only as a partial victory, because the authorities were now facing serious prohibitions on use of the information.
The supporters of Miranda’s legal action had concerns that the judgment allows police to examine without any legal oversight journalistic material seized from Miranda. They insist that David Miranda was involved in legitimate journalistic activity.
Miranda’s legal team asked the judges to review the legality of the use of anti-terror law against a person engaged in aiding journalists. His lawyers had called for a wholesale injunction against the police from inspecting, sharing or copying the information they seized on memory sticks, a hard drive, laptop, mobile phone and games console David was carrying when stopped and held for 9 hours under the Terrorism Act.
David Miranda had just visited Laura Poitras, a moviemaker involved in breaking the revelations by fugitive American whistleblower Edward Snowden. According to his written submission, the police threatened him with jail if he didn’t answer their questions and compelled him to give away passwords for the electronic devices he was carrying. In addition, Miranda only had a lawyer for the last hour of his detention which lasted nine hours and even wasn’t allowed a pen to write down the questions of the police or a translator.
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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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|Is British police on US payroll?|
|Laura Poitras for the benefit of those who do not know has had many such airport arrests and detentions over the years since making films on the atrocities in Iraq and on the information supplied by Bradley Manning to wikileaks.She, Bill Binney and Jacob Appelbaum (Tor Developer) are strong advocates against the Global domination of the Internet and for the privacy and security of private citizens as well as being against USA led invasions and pro wikileaks so the big 3 as far as NSA targets go,so no surprise they wanted to probe David Miranda as visiting with a film maker and investigative journalist like poitras is tantamount to putting a sign on your back asking to be arrested.|
|It must be said the British Police,their new cyber division as well as MI6`s new cyber Unit are all towing the American line and David Cameron is the USA`s puppet,Luckily his own coalition government stopped him from doing a Tony Blair this week and taking offensive measures against Syria as he was led to do by the USA despite which the Americans still plan to do air-strikes which is why there is 2 million refugees from Syria now.There was a gas attack and it is still not proven that it was the Syrian Government,Al Queda ,the rebels or the CIA who set them loose,given that Sarin is easy to manufacture and short range propellent rockets can be easily made by anyone to further threaten innocent civilians with an attack by strategic bombing is a scarey thought especially as it was such indiscriminate attacks in Baghdad that killed 10,000`s civilians after the Iraqi army surrendered in the first 24 hours.||
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