David Miranda, the current partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald of the British newspaper The Guardian, the same that received the information leaked by the former CIA analyst, Edward Snowden, was detained for nine hours at London Heathrow Airport while returning from a trip to Berlin.
Miranda was arrested on Sunday under an anti-terrorism law, which subsequently produced comments and opinions about the intentions of the authorities to interfere with the coverage of the case.
Greenwald said that after the release of Miranda, they had confiscated his phone, computers, laptops and memory units.
Scotland Yard would not comment on why Miranda was arrested using his powers to stop and question UK travelers at ports and airports.
According to Miranda he was arrested under Article 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which applies only in airports, ports and borders. This law only allows officers to stop, review, question and detain individuals.