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Snowden reporter's partner held

The partner of a Guardian journalist, who wrote stories revealing mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, was detained at Heathrow Airport and had his electronic items confiscated.

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Senior MP seeks answers over Heathrow terror row

Senior MP Keith Vaz is to write to the Metropolitan Police to seek clarification on why the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald David Miranda was held and questioned by officers while travelling through Heathrow.

MP Keith Vaz who is to write to the Metropolitan Police on why the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was held. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Vaz said:"What needs to happen pretty rapidly is we need to establish the full facts.

"Now you have a complaint from Mr Greenwald and the Brazilian government - they indeed have said they are concerned at the use of terrorism legislation for something that does not appear to relate to terrorism - so it needs to be clarified, and clarified quickly.

"What is extraordinary is they knew he was the partner (of Mr Greenwald) and therefore it is clear people who are directly involved are being sought but also the partners of those involved".

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