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Icelandic MP Named in Wikileaks Case

Spokespersons of the Wikileaks-page say that American authorities have asked the web-page Twitter to submit all messages from four individuals, including Icelandic Member of Althingi, Iceland’s Parliament, Birgitta Jónsdóttir. According to the Wikileaks people the U.S: Department of Justice has demanded that Witter submit personal messages, information on IP-numbers, links and personal information on Julian Assange and three other individuals who have connections to Wikileaks. One of the three is Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

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Birgitta Jónsdóttir in Althingi. Photo: Páll Kjartansson, Iceland Review.

Jónsdóttir says on her Facebook-page and on Twitter that US authorities have demanded to get all blogs that she has written since November 1 2009. “Don’t they know that I am an MP?” she asks.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a member of the Movement, a new party that was formed after three of the four MPs elected as members of the Citizen’s Movement decided to form their own party. She has been active in protests against Althingi and the Government.

Jónsdóttir said last fall that she thought Julian Assange should step down as leader of Wikileaks after he was charged with sexual assault by two Swedish women. She said that Assange’s public persona overshadowed the site’s mission, and suggested that he step down.

Assange said at the time that Jónsdóttir’s connection to WikiLeaks may be overblown.

“Birgitta Jónsdottir is not a WikiLeaks organizer,” Assange said. “I haven’t spoken to her for months, and first spoke to her in late 2009. She is a full-time politician and single mother in Iceland.”

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