Miranda detention 'was interference of human rights'

David Miranda's detention at Heathrow airport violated his human rights, the High Court has heard.

Gwendolen Morgan of Bindman Partners said in a witness statement made on behalf of Miranda that Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act was used "for an improper purpose and was therefore unlawful".

The decision to use it "amounted to a grave and manifestly disproportionate interference" with Miranda's human rights, Morgan said.

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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