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One hundred people sued in Lúkas the dog case

Erlendur Thór Gunnarsson, lawyer for Helgi Rafn Brynjarsson, who was wrongly accused of killing a dog named Lúkas, announced this week that about 100 people had been sued by his client for threatening him on the internet.

A witness claimed to have seen Brynjarsson and a group of boys stuffing the pure-bred Chinese Crested, which had been missing for weeks, into a sports bag in June and kicking it around until the dog died. Recently the dog was discovered alive.

The individuals have been charged with libel, insinuations, insults, threats of violence and murder, expressed in about 200 comments posted on Brynjarsson’s blog or text messages sent to his mobile, or the mobiles belonging to his family members, Fréttabladid reports.

“We could have sued many more, but there’s always a question of where to draw the line. Several individuals hinted indirectly that Helgi had done something wrong, and we decided to leave them alone,” Gunnarsson said. “But it may be that the police decide to talk to them.”

Lúkas’ owner, Kristjana Margrét Svansdóttir, is currently on holiday in the US and her mother, Jóhanna Jóhannesdóttir is watching the dog in the meantime.

“He is fine. He has a few scars on the rear end, but that’s nothing that he couldn’t have gotten from being outside in nature,” Jóhannesdóttir said. “I don’t think that this dog has been abused.”

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