By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Cameron ‘approved Miranda detention’
Tuesday 20 August 2013
A former minister escalated the furore over the detention of the partner of a journalist at the centre of a whistle-blowing scandal today after accusing the government of approving the operation.
David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained at Heathrow airport under draconian anti-terror laws as he changed planes on a journey from Berlin to his home in Brazil on Sunday.
Mr Miranda was held and interrogated for nine hours before being released without charge. Agents confiscated his laptop, memory sticks and a mobile phone.
The newspaper also published…
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