Icelandic Journalists Condemn Cameron over Miranda’s Arrest

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Icelandic Journalists Condemn Cameron over Miranda’s Arrest

The Union of Icelandic Journalists, the Icelandic Center for Investigative Journalism and the Association of Broadcast Journalists in Iceland have joined international condemnation of the detention of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, at Heathrow airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, sending a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday, ruv.is reports.

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The U.K. government is accused of threatening press freedom through attempting to restrict reporting of the files leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden through the destruction of computer hard drives held by the Guardian.

The editors of Europe’s leading newspapers as well as The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) are among those to write to Cameron, criticizing the move, the Guardian reports.

Related:

09.07.2013 | U.S. Authorities Ask Iceland to Extradite Snowden

06.07.2013 | Snowden Sent Letter to Icelandic MPs

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