The parliamentary committee on whether to charge former ministers with negligence has finished its report and is split three ways according to RÚV. Committee members belonging to three political parties, the Left Green Alliance, the Progressive Party and the Movement want to charge four former ministers. The representatives of the Social Democratic Alliance want to charge only two and write a separate report. The members belonging to the Independence party of former Prime Minister Geir Haarde think that no charges should be brought and write a separate report.
Yesterday, Professor Emeritus Sigurdur Líndal said on RÚV that a case before the Special Court, Landsdómur, could clear the atmosphere in Iceland, no matter what the outcome would be. Today he told visir.is that he would acquit the ministers before such a court if it were up to him. The burden of proof is strong and Líndal claims it is difficult to prove guilt.
The members of the parliamentary committee are:
Atli Gíslason of the Left Green, chairman
Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir, Left Green
Sigrídur Ingibjörg Ingadóttir, Social Democrats
Magnús Orri Schram, Social Democrats
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Movement
Ragnheidur Ríkhardsdóttir, Independence Party
Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, Independence Party
Eygló Hardardóttir, Progressive Party
Sigurdur Ingi Jónsson, Progressive Party