Snowden reporter: Won't be silenced by detention


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - The American journalist who has published stories based on leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says he's going to be much more "aggressive" about printing stories now.

That statement from journalist Glenn Greenwald comes after English authorities detained his partner under anti-terror legislation for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport in London.

Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, arrived back in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, where the pair live together.

Greenwald says he's going "to write much more aggressively than before, I'm going to publish many more documents than before."

He added: "I'm going to publish many more things about England, as well. I have many documents about the system of espionage of England, and now my focus will be there, too."

Earlier story:

LONDON (AP) - A British lawmaker says he will ask police to explain why the partner of a journalist who received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was detained for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport.
Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said Monday that he wants to know why police stopped David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Miranda was stopped Sunday while traveling home to Brazil after visiting Germany where he met with Laura Poitras, a U.S. filmmaker who has worked with Greenwald on the NSA story. The Guardian reported it paid for Miranda's flights.
Greenwald has written about NSA surveillance programs based on files disclosed by Snowden, who now has temporary asylum in Russia.

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