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Left-wing MP: The government spied on leftists

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, party leader for leftist party Vinstri Grænir, demanded an official investigation into secret service operations allegedly undertaken by the Icelandic government during the Cold War.

The leftist MP claimed that historians had found evidence showing that the government had abused its powers by spying on people they considered suspicious. This is reported in all the main media.

According to Sigfússon, the leftists’ human rights were violated as their telephones were tapped and information about their actions systematically collected as part of a governmental operation.

Björn Bjarnason, Minister of Justice, called Sigfússon’s accusations exaggerated. He said that history cannot be changed, and urged MPs to concentrate on the future instead.

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