Detainees have the right to legal representation, though publicly funded legal advice is not guaranteed.
The Brazilian government expressed “grave concern” over the detention of Miranda, Greenwald’s longtime partner with whom he’s in a civil union. The pair lives in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that Miranda was “detained and held incommunicado.”
The statement went on to say that the foreign ministry considered the detention “unjustifiable, as it involves an individual against whom there are no accusations that could possibly legitimize the use of such legislation.”