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Will Politicians be charged? Three way Split on Committee

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.

Committee Chairman Atli Gíslason. Photo: Althingi

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

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