Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger on the ominous significance of the nine-hour detention of David Miranda, under Schedule 7 of the UK’s anti-terror laws, in a Heathrow transit lounge, and on the coercive, ‘bizarre’ destruction of hard drives in The Guardian‘s basement. Nevertheless, ‘we will continue to do patient, painstaking reporting on the Snowden documents, we just won’t do it in London. The seizure of Miranda’s laptop, phones, hard drives and camera will similarly have no effect on [Glenn] Greenwald’s work’.
‘NSA files; why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files: a threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian’s offices in London’:
David Miranda detention: a betrayal of trust and principle’, Guardian editorial:
‘So the innocent have nothing to fear? After David Miranda we now know where this leads’, Simon Jenkins column:
Row over UK security tactics over Snowden NSA files escalates:
White House was given ‘heads-up’ over David Miranda detention in UK:
David Miranda on his detention under terror laws, video: