Several prominent Icelanders, relatives of deceased persons suspected of having had their phones tapped during the Cold War, have requested that the National Archives of Iceland hand over documents concerning whether or not their relatives were the focus of espionage. RÚV online reports.
Álfheidur Ingadóttir, daughter of Ingi R. Helgason, former Managing Director of the now-defunct Socialist Party, has sent a formal request to the National Archives in which she requests information as to whether or not her father’s telephones were tapped in his home, office, or other places of work, and if so, on what grounds. She has also requested all documentation to that effect.
Ólafur Hannibalsson, son of Hannibal Valdimarsson, former President of the Icelandic Labour Union and Member of Parliament, has also requested information as to on what grounds the home and office telephones of his father were tapped. A formal request will be sent to the National Archives today.
A number of cases of phone tapping involving prominent individuals have already been made public.