Hells Angels To Sue Icelandic Government - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hells Angels To Sue Icelandic Government

Published May 4, 2011

The leader of the Hells Angels Norway intends to file a lawsuit against the Icelandic government for wrongful arrest and deportation.
DV reports that Leif Ivar Kristiansen, along with another member, Jan Anfinn Wahl, believe they were unfairly blocked entry into Iceland and sent packing. The lawsuit is not without precedent, even in Iceland – seven members of the Icelandic motorcycle club Fáfnir (now Hells Angels MC Iceland) were awarded damages for wrongful arrest, and the leader of the club, Einar “Boom” Marteinsson, was awarded damages for slander.
Kristiansen’s lawyer, Morten Furuholmen, told DV that the arrest and deportation of members of the Hell’s Angels Norway was a violation of the European Free Trade Association agreement, of which both Iceland and Norway are members.
“If the Icelandic government wants to make an exception to the law with regards to the free movement of people [between EFTA states],” he said, “then there needs to be a clear and obvious threat to the country and its people. Being a member of the Hells Angels is not enough.” He added that Leif was just coming to Iceland as a tourist.
Kristiansen’s case will be made in Reykjavík District Court today.

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