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Thirty-two Homes Phonetapped during the Cold War

New sources on phone tapping during the cold war were revealed in today’s Morgunbladid. Ex-editor of Morgunbladid and former MP, Kjartan Ólafsson writes about phote tapping during the cold war

In the article, Ólafson published a list of all the 32 homes that were phonetapped from 1949 to 1968. The list includes names of MPs, union leaders, artists and people who had never been part of any political activity.

According to the article, judges gave permission to phone tap homes on a request from the Minister of Justice, who could order the judge to do so without consulting Parliament.

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