UK broke Human Rights pact, says Nobel chair

UK broke Human Rights pact, says Nobel chair
Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald - Gage Skidmore
The head of the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee has warned Britain that the detention in Heathrow last week of the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald may have broken Europe's Human Rights Convention.
Thorbjørn Jagland, who is also Secretary General of the Council of Europe, sent a letter to UK Home Office Minister Teresa May on Wednesday complaining about the detention of Brazilian citizen David Miranda, and the destruction of computer hard drives at the offices of the Guardian newspaper. 
 
"These measures, if confirmed, may have a potentially chilling effect of journalists' freedom of expression as guaranteed in Article 10 of European Convention on Human Rights," he wrote. 
 

 

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