UK Minister Mark Harper (@Mark_J_Harper): Release Video of 12-Hour Detention of Journalist Leah McGrath Goodman
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Minister of State for Immigration, Member of Parliament
Mark Harper

UK Minister Mark Harper (@Mark_J_Harper): Release Video of 12-Hour Detention of Journalist Leah McGrath Goodman

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      The Center for Finance and Human Rights

This story now on HuffingtonPost: http://huff.to/19TEmSk

Read the motion from UK Parliament: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2013-14/344

All democracies should respect freedom of the press. Journalism is not a crime -- and it should not be treated as such. Ms. Goodman, an American author and journalist, was detained for 12 hours at Heathrow Airport and treated exactly as a criminal, though she had committed no crime. She was locked up, stripped of all her ID and belongings, denied access to consulate and lawyer -- something even criminals are allowed -- photographed and fingerprinted. Her "crime": researching VIP atrocities against children across the British Isles. She is legally entitled to the full video footage of her 12-hour detainment and any other information the U.K. still holds on her under the Data Protection Act. For two years, the U.K. has repeatedly ignored her requests. Please release this information at once.

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    • Brendan O'Dowd MOTHERWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      To support freedom of the press, speech, expression & every other civil right which is being eroded in this police-like state. #VoteYes on September 18th & ditch the Tories forever...

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    • Frann Leach EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      I'm a human being

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    • Paul Cochrane GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Since when do we live in a fascist state?!

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    • Karyn Bliss ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • 4 days ago

      We all have the right to know why we are being detained, and the actions of the UK Boarder staff are deplorable.

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    • Stephen Owen LALEHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      Everyone should have the right to a lawyer, and an explanation of why they are being held; a journalist is no different.

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