From Iceland — Minister of Justice Believes Joly Will Continue to Work in Iceland

Minister of Justice Believes Joly Will Continue to Work in Iceland

Published June 12, 2009

Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir told reporters that, after a meeting with Eva Joly and special investigator Ólafur Þór Hauksson, she believes Joly will continue to work here in Iceland investigating last autumn’s bank collapse.
“She’d of course have to answer for herself,” Árnadóttir told Morgunblaðið, “but I didn’t get any other impression from our meeting than that Joly would continue to work on the investigation,” adding that she considered the meeting positive, and had asked Joly to go into greater detail with regards to the investigation and how it should be conducted.
Two nights ago, Joly, appearing on the news show Kastljósið, told her interviewer that she’s considered quitting if the Icelandic government doesn’t do more to help the investigation.
The popular Icelandic blog reportedly has in its a possession an e-mail confirming her dissatisfaction, saying other parties within the Icelandic government have not shown her complete cooperation in her investigation.
Joly expressed similar dissatisfactions in her interview, saying in part, “I understand the government is trying to work on a solution but if that’s the case then it’s inadequate.” She added that the government’s special investigator should be someone actually fit for the job. The previous special investigator has already resigned for being not up to the task.
Joly also said that when the investigative committee comes together in November to go over the results of the investigation, there “can be no doubt in anyone’s mind of the special investigator’s competence.”
Árnadóttir told Morgunblaðið today that she has no doubts about the competence of the special investigator.

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