Police Deny Knowledge Of Undercover Cop

Published May 18, 2011

Icelandic police have denied they knew that purported environmental activist Mark Stone was actually British policeman Mark Kennedy. One Icelandic MP believes the case should become a foreign affairs matter.
As Grapevine reported, British policeman Mark Kennedy participated in the Kárahnjúkar protests, and told the Guardian that he had taken part in major protest operations, rising up the activist ranks, and had even seduced protesters to extract information from them. Saving Iceland, an environmentalist group who spearheaded the protests against the Kárahnjúkar dam project, denies that Kennedy was particularly active or important in Iceland.
However, the revelation called into question just how much Icelandic police knew about Kennedy’s real identity, and the Ministry of the Interior formally asked police headquarters for answers. RÚV now reports that the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police says they have no records of Mark Kennedy, and that there is no evidence to suggest that police were aware of Kennedy’s identity. Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson has been outspoken on the matter, saying that Icelanders should not allow foreign police forces to sneak their way into the country, and that Kennedy’s use of sex as part of his “investigations” is a violation of international law.
The matter was also brought up in parliament, where Ögmundur announced the police report. MP for the Movement Birgitta Jónsdóttir said that the matter should possibly be brought to the foreign affairs stage, as both Irish and German authorities have also had to deal with Kennedy engaging in the same activities in their countries.
As it is, Kennedy is a free man, living in the UK. Saving Iceland has demanded “that the truth about his betrayals while under the command of the British authorities, and possibly in collaboration with the Icelandic authorities, be exposed and that those responsible be made to answer for their actions. The British and Icelandic police and governments, for whom Kennedy seems to have gathered information, must end their silence about which agencies and authorities were aware of his undercover work in Iceland.”



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