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Brazilian citizen held in London

Nota nº 286
Retenção de nacional brasileiro em Londres
18/08/2013 -
O Governo brasileiro manifesta grave preocupação com o episódio ocorrido no dia de hoje em Londres, onde cidadão brasileiro foi retido e mantido incomunicável no aeroporto de Heathrow por período de 9 horas, em ação baseada na legislação britânica de combate ao terrorismo. Trata-se de medida injustificável por envolver indivíduo contra quem não pesam quaisquer acusações que possam legitimar o uso de referida legislação. O Governo brasileiro espera que incidentes como o registrado hoje com o cidadão brasileiro não se repitam.

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Brazilian citizen held in London

The Brazilian government expresses grave concern about the episode that happened today in London, where a Brazilian citizen was held without communication at Heathrow airport for 9 hours, in an action based in the British anti-terrorism legislation. This measure is without justification since it involves an individual against whom there are no charges that can legitimate the use of that legislation. The Brazilian Government expects that incidents such as the one that happened to the Brazilian citizen today do not repeat.

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