Court Case

Will Decades-Old Murder Cases be Reheard?

The Rehearing Commission will reveal its ruling today about whether the decades-old criminal cases of the disappearance of Guðmundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson should be reheard.

Police Officer Charged

A police officer at the narcotics division of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, charged with corruption, violation on the job and violating his duty of confidentiality, denied charges this morning.

Skólavörðustígur Prison.

Convicted Rapist Walks Free

A man, who received a five year prison sentence in June for raping a 17-year-old French girl on Hrísey island last summer, has been let out of prison.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Supreme Court Affirms Kaupþing Convictions

Yesterday afternoon The Supreme Court of Iceland affirmed the guilty verdicts handed down by the Reykjavík District Court in June of last year over seven out of nine former Kaupþing bank directors.

Pink Strokkur.

Pink Geyser Project Artist Acquitted

Yesterday, the South Iceland District Court acquitted artist Marco Antonio Evaristti, who had been charged with breaking nature protection laws for pouring red dye into the geyser Strokkur.

gavel as used in courts

Bank Robbers Sentenced

Yesterday, the Reykjavík District Court sentenced two men to three years in prison for robbing the Landsbanki branch in Borgartún, Reykjavík, at the end of December.

Holuhraun eruption 2014

Charged for Flying People into Eruption Area

A helicopter pilot from Reykjavík Helicopters has been charged by the Northeast Iceland Chief of Police for landing three times with passengers and letting them out in a restricted area during the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun.