Published April 23, 2018
An Icelander who transient control and fled a nation has been arrested in Holland, and will be brought behind to Iceland soon. It has also come to light that a military had no authorised management to reason him in control in a initial place.
RÚV reports that Sindri Þór Stefánsson, who transient from a smallest confidence jail final week and reason a craft to Sweden, has been apprehended in Holland. The matter is now underneath a office of both a Ministry of Justice and a Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is still capricious during a time of this essay when accurately he will be brought behind to Iceland.
One turn that has arisen in this case, RÚV reports, is that it has come to light that a military had no authorised management to reason Sindri – who was not convicted of a crime, though was usually being reason as a think in a mechanism heist box – in a initial place.
The crux of a matter rests on Iceland’s laws about holding suspects in custody. Sindri’s duration of control indeed lapsed final Monday afternoon. Earlier that day, Sindri seemed in justice where a decider had pronounced they would take 24 hours to confirm either or not to extend a duration of Sindri’s custody.
While military contend that this effectively means he was still in custody, Kristín Benediktsdóttir, an associate highbrow in authorised procession during a law dialect of a University of Iceland, says that Iceland’s structure is really transparent on a matter: we can't reason someone in control but authorised accede to do so.
Here she refers privately to a Supreme Court case from 2013. In that instance, a think was brought to justice 10 mins before his duration of control expired. The decider in that instance also took a 24-hour duration to confirm either or not to extend a duration of custody.
The Supreme Court motionless in that box that a military had no authorised management to reason a think while a decider done their decision, and a think was therefore unlawfully reason in control by a military during that 24-hour period.
Whether Sindri will face additional charges for carrying left jail and fled a country, regardless of a legality of his being reason in custody, still stays to be seen.