High Court of Iceland to Rule in Ex-PM Haarde Trial

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High Court of Iceland to Rule in Ex-PM Haarde Trial

The High Court (Landsdómur) will assemble in the Culture House in Reykjavík on April 23 to announce its verdict in the trial of former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde, who is charged with violating the laws on ministerial responsibility.

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Geir H. Haarde. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

This was confirmed by Geir’s attorney Andri Árnason yesterday, Morgunblaðið reports.

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, agreed on September 28, 2010, to file charges against the former PM for violations that are said to have taken place from February to October 2008, in the months leading up to the banking collapse.

The High Court convened for the first time in Iceland’s history on March 8, 2011 for the case. The principal proceedings began on March 5, 2012, and the case was received for adjudication on March 16.

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ESA