British court hears Miranda injunction bid
LONDON (AFP) - Lawyers for a man who helped publish Edward Snowden's leaked files asked Britain's High Court on Thursday to prevent the copying of data seized during his detention at a London airport.
Mr David Miranda, 28, the partner and assistant of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was on Sunday detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport under anti-terror laws and had his laptop, phone and other electronic equipment confiscated.
The High Court in London heard his legal team's application for an injunction preventing the authorities using, copying or sharing data from the seized devices.
The Brazilian's lawyers want the injunction to run "until the legality of that seizure has been determined by this court".