Reporter's partner had electronics confiscated at airport

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.

Glenn Greenwald (left) walks with his partner David Miranda in Rio airport. Credit: Reuters

David Miranda was stopped in the capital under the Terrorism Act when attempting to travel to Rio de Janeiro, where he lives with reporter Glenn Greenwald.

Miranda was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport. Credit: Reuters

Mr Greenwald told The Guardian that the detention of his partner was a "failed attempt at intimidation".

He was travelling back to Rio de Janeiro, where he lives with Mr Greenwald. Credit: Reuters