Guardian welcomes 'partial victory' in Miranda ruling

The Guardian has welcomed what it called a "partial victory" after David Miranda, who was held at Heathrow Airport under anti-terror laws, was granted a limited injunction by the High Court.

David Miranda (left) travelled to Rio to meet his partner, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald.
David Miranda (left) travelled to Rio to meet his partner, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. Credit: Joao Laet/Agencia O Dia/Estadao Conteudo.

A Guardian News & Media spokesperson said: "We welcome this partial victory but have grave concerns that today's judgment allows police to examine without any legal oversight journalistic material seized from David Miranda.

"It remains our position that David Miranda was involved in legitimate journalistic activity."

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Miranda's detention reviewed

The independent reviewer of anti-terror laws has told the Home Secretary he is reviewing the detention of David Miranda for nine hours at Heathrow . The Met police has launched a criminal inquiry after seizing data his electronic devices