British counter-terror police on Thursday launched a criminal investigation into documents seized from the Brazilian boyfriend of a journalist working to publish secrets from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
David Miranda (L), the Brazilian partner of Glenn Greenwald (R), a journalist with the Guardian who worked with intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, pictured at Rio de Janeiro's main airport on August 19, 2013. Miranda, who helped publish Snowden's leaked files, won a limited injunction Thursday from Britain's High Court protecting material seized during his detention at a London airport.
The development came after Britain's High Court ruled that material seized from David Miranda, the boyfriend and assistant of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, can only be partially examined by police.
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