The Supreme Court of Iceland announced a new verdict over four convicts yesterday, lengthening their prison sentences. They were found guilty of being party to a brutal assault, associated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club in Iceland, in December 2011.
The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.
Andrea Kristín Unnarsdóttir was given a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence instead of a four-and-a-half-year sentence, Jón Ólafsson and Elías Valdimar Jónsson were given four and a half years instead of four and Óttar Gunnarsson four instead of two-and-a-half, Fréttablaðið reports.
The convicts were found to have kicked the victim in the head, cut her finger with a knife and beaten her with a leather bat. Elías was also convicted of having tortured her in a manner classified by some legal experts as sexual abuse. However, their arguments were not accepted by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed the acquittal of former Hells Angels leader Einar Marteinsson and another suspect.
“I’m extremely pleased but also extremely angry. I want the state and police to apologize to me,” Einar commented after the verdict was announced.
Einar was kept in custody for six months while the case was under investigation. He stated he is planning to sue the state for damages.
Einar won a damages case against the state because of phone tapping in Reykjavík District Court in December 2012.
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