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US Official: Greenwald’s Partner Was Detained to Send a Message

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Mark Hosenball 
Reuters [1]
August 20, 2013

In an article posted on the British newspaper’s website on Monday, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said that a month ago, after the newspaper had published several stories based on Snowden’s material, a British official advised him: “You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”

After further talks with the government, Rusbridger said, two “security experts” from Government Communications Headquarters, the British equivalent of the ultra-secretive U.S. National Security Agency, visited the Guardian’s London offices.

In the building’s basement, Rusbridger wrote, government officials watched as computers which contained material provided by Snowden were physically pulverized. “We can call off the black helicopters,” Rusbridger says one of the officials joked.

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One U.S. security official told Reuters that one of the main purposes of the British government’s detention and questioning of Miranda was to send a message to recipients of Snowden’s materials, including the Guardian, that the British government was serious about trying to shut down the leaks.

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[1] Reuters: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/britain-forced-guardian-destroy-copy-snowden-material-222933670.html

[2] U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-k-government-thought-destroying-guardian-hard-drives-would-stop-snowden-stories.html

[3] Glenn Greenwald: detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/glenn-greenwald-detaining-my-partner-was-a-failed-attempt-at-intimidation.html

[4] Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him: http://www.prisonplanet.com/greenwald-snowdens-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

[5] Amnesty International condemns detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner: http://www.prisonplanet.com/amnesty-international-condemns-detention-of-glenn-greenwalds-partner.html

[6] America’s Message To The Rest Of The World: You Send Us Oil And Cheap Plastic Gadgets And We’ll Send You Our Wealth And Prosperity: http://www.prisonplanet.com/america%e2%80%99s-message-to-the-rest-of-the-world-you-send-us-oil-and-cheap-plastic-gadgets-and-we%e2%80%99ll-send-you-our-wealth-and-prosperity.html

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