60 Minutes Ordered to Turn Over Interview Notes

By Chris Ariens 

60 Minutes has been issued an order by the Greater Manchester (UK) Police to hand over notes of interviews with reformed British Jihadist Hassan Butt. Correspondent Bob Simon interviewed Butt for a story that aired in March, 2007.

The Press Gazette (UK) reports that the BBC, the Sunday Times and Prospect magazine have also been “issued with orders under schedule five of the Terrorism Act 2000.”

60 Minutes spokesperson Kevin Tedesco tells TVNewser, “We plan to vigorously contest this demand for our unpublished material.”


The British network and publications are expected to appear in court later this week in Manchester to oppose the order.