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UK: Chilling High Court decision upholds use of terrorism legislation against David Miranda

Headline Title:  UK: Chilling High Court decision upholds use of terrorism legislation against David Mirand 19 February 2014 The High Court of England and Wales struck a blow against freedom of expression today when it ruled that the nine-hour detention of David Michael Miranda, partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under anti-terrorism legislation was lawful and proportionate.  Brazilian national David Miranda was detained in August 2013 while in transit in London’s Heathrow airport. He was held for nearly nine hours under Section 7 of the UK’s Terrorism…

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