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,...
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...
A woman was arrested in Hafnarfjörður, outside Reykjavík yesterday, on suspicion of having stabbed her partner in the chest, causing his death. She was brought before a judge at Reykjanes District Court and was handed a custody sentence valid until February 23.
Special Prosecutor Ólafur Þór Hauksson, who filed the charge against the Kaupþing four, who were convicted in the Al-Thani case on Thursday, believes that the verdict along with other recent convictions in economic violations reduce the likelihood of similar violations being committed in the...
The Supreme Court of Iceland concluded in its verdict yesterday when sentencing four former key executives of Kaupþing Bank to prison that Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar’s acquisition of a five percent share in the bank two weeks before the banking collapse in 2008 was a deception...
The Supreme Court of Iceland today upheld prison sentences on four former key executives and majority owners of Kaupþing Bank in the so-called Al-Thani case in what is the heaviest sentence ever given in Iceland for economic fraud.
Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broken up.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, or Siggi ‘the hacker,’ was sentenced to two years in prison in Reykjavík District Court today for embezzlement. He is also to repay WikiLeaks ISK 7 million (USD 56,000, EUR 45,000) and cover all legal costs.
A man, who is in his early thirties, was sentenced to ten years in prison in Northeast Iceland District Court today for sex offences against two boys and a woman with disabilities. The man was brought into custody in August after violating the boys.
The police are continuing to investigate the incident in Akureyri, North Iceland, last week where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an empty vehicle outside the home of an employee of the District Commissioner’s Office early in the morning of November 12.
The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed on Thursday a six-year prison sentence over a man found guilty of having committed sexual violations against his mother-in-law. He was found to have taken advantage of her mental disability and forced her into having intercourse with him.
Two men were arrested in Akureyri, North Iceland, today on suspicion of having thrown a gas bomb, or a Molotov cocktail, at a vacant vehicle outside a private home at 4:30 this morning. Yesterday evening, a masked individual tried to break into the house.
Forty individuals have been accused of purchasing sex. According to the website of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, if convicted, the accused face fines or imprisonment of up to one year.
The ancient Snorralaug, Icelandic saga author Snorri Stuluson’s private outdoor bath, in Reykholt, West Iceland, was damaged last week. The police in Borgarnes are investigating the case.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has assigned Davíð Þór Björgvinsson, a former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, with the task of determining whether a 40-year-old murder case should be reopened.
One of the biggest cases in which the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Iceland has filed charges, the result of extensive investigations of banking affairs following the economic crisis in 2008, opened in Reykjavík District Court on Wednesday.
A police officer in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, has been suspended while accusations against him of defrauding tourists are being investigated. The officer is believed to have fined drivers, mostly foreign tourists, for speeding, asking for cash and keeping the money.
State Prosecutor Sigríður Friðjónsdóttir declared herself to be incompetent in taking a position on the request to reopen the 40-year-old ‘Guðmundur and Geirfinnur’ murder case yesterday.
The man suspected of killing his wife on Saturday night says he is not guilty. He is undergoing psychiatric evaluation. Police say that they think the woman was strangled.