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    UK Detains Greenwald's Partner

    FILE - In this image provided by Human Rights Watch, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, center, attends a news conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks, left, Friday, July 12, 2013. Russian state news agency said Wednesday, July 24, 2013 that US leaker Edward Snowden has been granted a document that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia.  Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Rusia last week after his attempts to leave the airport were thwarted. The United States wants him sent home to face prosecution for espionage.  (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina)

    Tanya Lokshina

    British authorities took the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald into custody at London's Heathrow airport and interrogated him for nine hours on Sunday due to his connection to Edward Snowden. David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was held under a terrorism act that allows customs officials to question someone "to determine if that individual is a person concerned in the commission, preparation or execution of acts of terrorism." The Guardian said it was "dismayed" by the detention, and the Brazilian foreign ministry wrote in a statement that, "This measure has no justification since it involves an individual against whom there are no charges that can warrant the use of this legislation."

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