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Asylum Seeker Paid Damages in Leak Affair

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to now former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has paid damages to asylum seeker Tony Omos for leaking confidential information about him, including damaging and unsubstantiated allegations, to the media in 2013.

Former assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Former Minister’s Assistant to Pay Damages

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to now former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has agreed to pay Evelyn Glory Joseph damages in relation to the so-called leak affair in which he leaked confidential information about her and two others to the media.

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal.

Leak Affair: No Consequences for Police Chief

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal stated yesterday that there will be no consequences for Chief of Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir for sending sensitive and personal information about asylum seeker Tony Omos and others to Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, assistant to former...

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir on her way to an interview on Stöð 2.

Ministry and Police Broke Law in Tony Omos Case

Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, former Suðurnes police chief and current capital region police chief, broke the law on data privacy and the treatment of personal information when she sent Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to the then-interior minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, sensitive...

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Double Salary Paid due to Hanna Birna’s Absence

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, has to pay an additional salary because of former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s leave: the salary of the deputy MP who is filling in for her and Hanna Birna’s temporary retaining salary on termination of office.

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Agreement Reached in Leak Affair

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, and an Icelandic woman who was named in the confidential document leaked by Gísli to the media in 2013 have reached an agreement in the paying of damage claims by Gísli to the woman.

Alþingi parliament

Independence MP Calls for Hanna Birna’s Resignation

MP for the Independence Party Elín Hirst is calling for former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to step down as vice chair of the party and is against her taking a seat in parliament on her return from leave.

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Former Interior Minister’s Police Dealings Criticized

In a report published today Ombudsman of Alþingi Tryggvi Gunnarsson has concluded that former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson during the investigation of her ministry in connection with the leak of a...

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Leak Affair: Former Minister Responds to Ombudsman

Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir responded on Thursday to the questions of Ombudsman of Alþingi Tryggvi Gunnarsson about her communication with former Reykjavík Chief of Police Stefán Eiríksson during the investigation of her ministry in connection with the leak of a...

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Interior Minister Apologizes to Leak Affair Victims

A letter of apology from the Ministry of the Interior, signed by former interior minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir and undersecretary Ragnhildur Hjaltadóttir, was received by the three persons named in the document Hanna Birna’s former assistant, Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, leaked to the media in...

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Leak Affair: Newspaper Insists on Settling

Journalists at newspaper DV Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson and Jón Bjarki Magnússon said in a press release over the weekend that the paper’s owners had insisted on settling the case brought against them by Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir, who used to be a political assistant to Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, who...

Bessastaðir

New Interior Minister Announced Tomorrow

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson have announced that a meeting will be held at presidential residence Bessastaðir at 1 pm tomorrow, after which the new interior minister will be presented.

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

New Interior Minister Appointed Next Week

Chair of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson said at a parliamentary party meeting yesterday that he hoped that a new minister of the interior would be appointed next week. Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir announced her resignation on Friday.

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Interior Minister: Decision to Quit Was Personal

Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir released a statement yesterday afternoon confirming the news that she had requested to be released from her duties as minister because of the leak affair. However, the decision was personal, not political, she says.

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Leak Affair: Interior Minister to Resign Today

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will step down today, as reported just now. According to the sources of national broadcaster RÚV, the minister is planning to take a break from politics and return to parliament in January. It’s unclear who will replace her.

Former assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Leak Affair: Police Sent Report to Minister’s Assistant

Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former political assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, received the Suðurnes police’s transcript of their questioning of asylum seeker Tony Omos the same day the police department’s chief had sent Gísli a statement on the progress of the case’...

EU referendum protest on Austurvöllur, Reykjavík

Third Protest in Series Targets Interior Minister

Approximately 800 people gathered on Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic parliament yesterday to protest against the government and specifically Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir. This is the third Monday in a row that a demonstration takes place on Austurvöllur.

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Minister has Party’s Support, Opposition Calls for Resignation

Interior Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is facing renewed calls from opposition leaders to step down and assume responsibility for her former assistant Gísli Freyr Valdórsson after he confessed on Tuesday to leaking confidential and sensitive information about an asylum seeker in November...

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