British police detain journalist Kit Klarenberg, interrogate him about The Grayzone

Blumenthal, Max
Date Written:  2023-05-30
Publisher:  The Grayzone
Year Published:  2023
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX24946

British 'counter-terror' police detained journalist Kit Klarenberg upon his arrival at London's Luton airport and subjected him to an extended interrogation about his political views and reporting for The Grayzone.



Klarenberg’s interrogation appears to be London's way of retaliating for the journalist's blockbuster reports exposing major British and US intelligence intrigues. Among Klarenberg’s most consequential exposés was his June 2022 report unmasking British journalist Paul Mason as a UK security state collaborator hellbent on destroying The Grayzone and other media outlets, academics, and activists critical of NATO's role in Ukraine.

Klarenberg was subsequently detained and his electronics were seized.

A week after releasing Klarenberg from detention, police returned his tablet with masking tape over its cameras, along with two memory cards. The police kept one old SD card, mostly containing music, on the grounds it may be "relevant to criminal proceedings."

He remains under investigation by the British state at the time of publication.
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