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Bindmans and Matrix Chambers have secured a partial injunction limiting the examination of documents seized from a Guardian journalist’s partner held at Heathrow Airport under anti-terror laws. David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held for nine hours under the Terrorism Act on Sunday. Officials seized electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, […]

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