Interior Minister Says Wikileaks-case is “Odd and Grave”

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Interior Minister Says Wikileaks-case is “Odd and Grave”

In an interview with mbl.is Icelandic Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson said that at first sight the case of US authorities against Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir seems to be “very odd and grave.” He said that at this stage he can’t express himself on the case but hopes to get information from Jónsdóttir.

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Minister of Interior Ögmundur Jónasson. Photo: Althingi

Jónasson said: “Of course it is a very serious matter, if a demand has been put forward that she submit personal information to US authrities. She is an Icelandic member of Althingi and furthermore a member of the Foreign Relations committee of Althingi.”

Jónasson continued: “The information from Wikileaks and others have only hurt people who work behind the scenes. I think that if we manage to make government transparent and give all of us some insight into what is happening in countries involved in warfare it can only be for the good.”