The partner of the US journalist behind the Edward Snowden leaks launched legal action against Britain on Tuesday for holding him under anti-terror laws as the government admitted it was kept informed about his detention.
David Miranda (L), the Brazilian partner of Glenn Greenwald (R), a journalist with Britain's Guardian newspaper who worked with intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, is pictured at Rio de Janeiro's international airport upon his arrival on August 19, 2013. Miranda is taking legal action over his detention by British authorities, the editor of the Guardian newspaper said on Tuesday.
David Miranda, a Brazilian national who has been working with his boyfriend Glenn Greenwald on the US intelligence leaks, was held and questioned for almost nine hours at London Heathrow Airport.
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