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  •  Miranda's property was shipped to the US? (29+ / 0-)

    Detained, questioned for 9 hours but not about terrorism, his property confiscated in a British airport by British police... yet the US authorities refuse to answer the question of whether Miranda's property was shipped out to the US.

    And although Miranda was detained under the "Terrorism Act," the police never accused Miranda of being a terrorist or aiding/abetting terrorism. They were solely concerned with Greenwald and Snowden and Poitras... and protests in Brazil and why people were unhappy.

    "They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate," said Miranda. "They treated me like I was a criminal or someone about to attack the UK … It was exhausting and frustrating, but I knew I wasn't doing anything wrong."


    During that time, he said, he was not allowed to call his partner, who is a qualified lawyer in the US, nor was he given an interpreter, despite being promised one because he felt uncomfortable speaking in a second language.

    "I was in a different country with different laws, in a room with seven agents coming and going who kept asking me questions. I thought anything could happen. I thought I might be detained for a very long time," he said.


    "They got me to tell them the passwords for my computer and mobile phone," Miranda said. "They said I was obliged to answer all their questions and used the words 'prison' and 'station' all the time."

    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

    by bronte17 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:34:35 PM PDT

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