A petition launched by Four Lions actor Adeel Akhtar calling for the Government to look urgently at terrorism laws used to detain David Miranda has been backed by more than 38,000 names less than 24 hours after it was started.
Akhtar, who was held under similar laws in New York in 2002, posted the petition yesterday on the campaigning site Change.org.
He wrote: "Schedule 7 has a become a blunt legal instrument that the UK government can use to intimidate people who it doesn’t agree with."
The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation said he will examine the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport.
Nick Clegg has backed David Cameron's decision to send a top civil servant to The Guardian to urge them to destroy classified data.
The Guardian journalist whose partner was held at Heathrow Airport hits out at the UK as he gives ITV News his first British TV interview.