Icelander Freed from Turkish Prison

Published March 14, 2013

Davið Örn Bjarnason has been released from prison in Turkey according to the representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who was dispatched yesterday to oversee the Icelander´s case.
The 28-year-old will have to remain in Turkey through to the 25th of April, Vísir reports.
Davið has been held in prison in Antalya, Turkey since last Friday when a 20cm piece of stone was found in his luggage that authorities believed was an antique, and so they held the Icelander on suspicion of attempting to smuggle antiquities from the country. Davið and his girlfriend, Þóra Björg Birgisdóttir, were vacationing in the Turkish town and were attempting to board their return flight to Sweden, where they reside with their three children, when they were apprehended. Þóra was released shortly thereafter and made to board a departing flight.
Smuggling antiques is considered a very serious offense in Turkey and carries the punishment of many year imprisonment.
Related:
Icelander Won’t Be Seen By Turkish Court This Week
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sent Representative To Assist Icelander In Turkish Prison
Icelandic Man Still In Police Custody In Turkey
Icelandic Man Arrested in Turkey



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