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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.