On Friday, the two American journalists primarily responsible for publishing the Edward Snowden documents arrived safely in the United States for the first time in nearly a year. Given their prominent role in making public the previously secret documents, many feared that Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras had indictments under seal and might be detained upon arrival on American soil.
According to a tweet by Ted Shaffrey, a video journalist for the Associated Press, Greenwald and Poitras landed at New York’s JFK airport today. Greenwald has lived in Brazil with his partner, David Miranda, for years, and Poitras lives in Berlin.
Miranda himself, carrying encrypted data between Poitras and Greenwald, was detained for nine hours at London’s Heathrow Airport in August 2013 while in transit from Germany to Brazil.
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