Icelandic prisons are breaching human rights laws by not providing adequate mental health services.
Sindri Þór Stefánsson, who was arrested in Amsterdam after fleeing an Icelandic prison last week, has been sentenced to 19 days in custody.
The flight was booked under a different name, but Sindri Þór paid for the ticket with his own credit card.
Sindri Þór Stefánsson, part of a large-scale robbery of computers fitted for Bitcoin mining, has fled from an open prison to Sweden via an airplane. An international arrest warrant has been issued for him.
An inmate who escaped from prison in Akureyri, North Iceland yesterday afternoon was recaptured outside a movie theater in the city center later that evening.
According to a forensic psychologist, the fact that police in Iceland relatively frequently place suspects in solitary confinement is a problem that must be addressed.
Friðjón Björgvin Gunnarsson, CEO of several Icelandic companies, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for breaking tax law, bookkeeping law, and for money laundering.
The Reykjanes District Court ruled today that the man suspected in the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir shall remain in police custody for another four weeks.
A man, who received a five year prison sentence in June for raping a 17-year-old French girl on Hrísey island last summer, has been let out of prison.
The father of the 20-year-old Icelandic woman arrested in Brazil on December 26, suspected of drug smuggling, says she is a victim and that she has denied charges.