Hells Angels And Iceland To EFTA Court

Published December 7, 2012

The international motorcycle club Hells Angels are planning to take the government to court, over what they contend is a violation of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA).
Last year, Jan-Anfinn Wahl, a Norwegian member of the Hells Angels was arrested at Keflavík airport and subsequently deported. This, his lawyer argued, was a violation of EFTA regarding freedom of movement within EFTA countries.
Vísir now reports that the Hells Angels plan to take the Icelandic government to EFTA court over the matter. The verdict will decide if the Icelandic government has the right to prevent someone from entering the country based on their membership in the Hells Angels, and could set a precedent for other countries.
The Hells Angels – formerly MC Iceland, which was formerly Fáfnir – have been in Iceland since the induction of Icelandic bikers into the club at a ceremony held in Norway last year. Since then, they have been the focus of intense police scrutiny, being labeled a criminal organisation and seeing some of their leadership broken up by a series of arrests.



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