In David Miranda’s Case, UK Security Services Argue Traveling With Secret Documents Is ‘Terrorism’

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 10:30 am

Security services in the United Kingdom have accused David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, of being “involved in espionage activity” when he traveled from Berlin to Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil, where he lives with Greenwald.

MI5 Chief’s Condemnation of Snowden’s Leaks Is an Unabashed Attack on Journalism

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 10:25 am

The director of MI5 delivered a speech in the United Kingdom, which emphasized the threat of terrorism to the UK and also focused upon the “damage” the publication of material from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had caused the intelligence agency’s ability to protect the country.

National Security Whistleblowers Testify Before European Parliamentary Committee on US, UK Surveillance

By: Monday September 30, 2013 3:08 pm

A civil liberties committee in the European Parliament heard testimony from national security whistleblowers from both the United States and United Kingdom. The testimony was part of a committee inquiry into alleged spying by the US and European Union countries that was exposed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The committee, chaired by Sophie in ‘T Veld, heard a statement from Snowden, where he said, “When I began my work, it was with the sole intention of making possible the debate we see occurring here in this body and in many other bodies around the world.”

Seven Paragraphs Are Not Enough: Release the 42 CIA Documents on Binyam Mohamed’s Torture

By: Thursday February 11, 2010 2:35 pm

The recent decision of the UK High Court to release a seven paragraph summary of the torture perpetrated by U.S. agents upon Binyam Mohammed in April and early May 2002 is welcome news. The summary, written by a British court, was derived from 42 classified CIA documents delivered to the British legal authorities as part of an investigation into the actions of MI5 in the torture and interrogation of Binyam Mohamed and other prisoners held by Pakistan. These documents purportedly describe the torture of Mohamed, and indicate the collusion of U.S., British, and Pakistani authorities in the torture.

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