American reporter Glenn Greenwald revealed this, after British authorities availed themselves of anti-terrorism laws to stop his partner, David Miranda, at London Heathrow airport.
Greenwald, who would have been the first journalist to publish the first disclosures of former intelligence agent Edward Snowden, promised last Monday that he will reveal some more news, ensuring that Britain “will regret” for having arrested his partner for nine hours.
Miranda, a Brazilian, 28, confessed that authorities interrogated him all the time he was detained before being released without charges, but not before confiscating his laptop, cell phone and USB memory drive.
British journalist said the arrest of his partner is not more than an attempt to intimidate him. “From now on I will be much more aggressive in my notes (…) I have many documents on the espionage system of England. I believe that they’ll regret what they did,” he added.