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Two former Party Chairmen Condemn possible Indictments

Margrét Frímannsdóttir, who was chairman of the People’s Alliance in the 1990s, says it is absurd that four former ministers from the Icelandic government should be indicted for mistakes during their term in office in 2008.


Protests at Althingi November 2008. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

On RÚV Frímannsdóttir said that the very idea is serious. She says that the parliamentary committee is abusing the rights of the former ministers and that the law being referred to is obsolete. If the four are indicted she says it is likely that the case will end up before the European Court of Human Rights.

Former Independence Party Chairman Thorsteinn Pálsson said on Station 2 that by indicting the four ministers Althingi would be using a loophole in the law, thereby committing exactly the same kind of abuse the bankers are accused of.

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