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Situation of Icelander in Faroese Prison Criticized

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir said at the Althingi parliament yesterday that it is unacceptable that a person is kept in solitary confinement for 170 days like the 25-year-old Icelander currently imprisoned in the Faroe Islands.

The man was arrested for his involvement in the so-called “Polar Star” drug smuggling case, mbl.is reports.

Gísladóttir’s statement was made in response to a request from Samúel Örn Erlingsson, alternate MP for the Progressive Party.

The minister said Iceland’s head consul in the Faroe Islands Eidur Gudnason had tried to have the Icelander freed from solitary confinement, but Faroese authorities had only relegated him to Danish authorities, which have judiciary power in the Faroe Islands.

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