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Controversy in Reporting of Sexual Assaults

Three women sought help at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík after allegedly being sexually assaulted during Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna) festivities in the Westman Islands last weekend.

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Passing on HIV

A man is suspected of having infected young women with HIV. The capital area police are investigating the case against the man, who is not Icelandic, in partnership with the office of the Directorate of Health.

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Sisters Fight Back in Extortion Case

Following yesterday’s reports that a second person has accused sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir of extortion, the sisters have now decided to lay their own charges.

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One Sister Claims Innocence in Extortion Case

In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...

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Teens Wreck Cars in Reykjavík Suburb

Four young men aged 16-22 were arrested in Breiðholt, a suburb of Reykjavík, on Friday on suspicion of having damaged more than 20 cars. The suspects had to remain in custody while being questioned; Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are investigating the case.

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Icelander Imprisoned for Drugs Offence in Sweden

An Icelandic man, Sigurjón Árni Jensson, has been sentenced to four years in prison in Sweden for having tried to smuggle four kilograms of amphetamine from Sweden to Iceland. Another Icelander, Gunnar Þór Grétarsson, was sought by Interpol in the same case, but was later removed from the wanted...

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Banker’s Wife Accuses Supreme Court of Mix-up

Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, the wife of former majority owner of Kaupþing Bank Ólafur Ólafsson, who in February was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence for being party to the Al-Thani scam, maintains in an article she wrote in Fréttablaðið today that the Supreme Court of Iceland had confused...

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Young Man Convicted for Revenge Porn in Iceland

East Iceland District Court handed a 60-day suspended sentence to a 19-year-old last week for distributing naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent. He is to pay her ISK 250,000 (USD 1,800, EUR 1,700) in damages for the act of revenge pornography.

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IS Hacks Icelandic Saga Museum Website

The website of Icelandic Njál’s Saga Center, njala.is, was hacked by someone operating in the name of terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), as reported yesterday. The organization’s flag and a message were posted on the website but have since been removed.

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Special Forces Arrest Armed Woman in South Iceland

The special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called out shortly before noon today to assist the police in Selfoss, South Iceland, because of a woman who was armed with a shotgun, standing on the balcony of an apartment complex and aiming at pedestrians. Earlier,...

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Iceland Sends Condolences to Denmark

Icelandic officials were among those sending condolences to Danish authorities yesterday because of the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen last weekend. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson will send a formal letter to his Danish counterpart. He used to live on the street where...

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