Icelandic conservative Prime Minister’s downfall in paedophilia scandal

This video from England says about itself:

Secrets of St Peter’s: Shocking child abuse at Catholic Church school revealed

25 June 2015

[British Daily] Express reporter Joanna Della-Ragione investigates shocking claims of historic child sex abuse at a former approved school, St Peter’s in Gainford, County Durham.

Speaking for the first time, the victims tell their own story and explain how the Catholic Church covered-up the appalling scandal.

Filmed and directed by Daniel Luccesi.

Warning: This film contains upsetting material.

Bjarni Benediktsson is the leader of the Independence Party of Iceland; a right-wing, pro-Big Business party, involved in Icelandic banking fraud and Panama papers financial scandals.

In January 2017, Bjarni Benediktsson became prime minister of Iceland in a coalition government.

Wikipedia writes:

In September 2017, the future of the Icelandic government and Bjarni’s tenure as prime minister was put in doubt when the Bright Future party withdrew from the governing coalition. Bright Future did this in the wake of reporting that government ministers of the Independence Party had concealed that Bjarni’s father, Benedikt Sveinsson, recommended that the criminal record of convicted pedophile Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson be erased.

The Minister of Justice, Sigríður Andersen, had informed Benediktsson about his father’s involvement in the letter of recommendation in July, and refused to disclose the recommendation’s author until compelled to by a parliamentary committee.[

Translated from Dutch NOS TV, 15 September 2017:

Letter supporting pedosexual causes downfall of prime minister of Iceland

The Icelandic government has fallen because of a letter written by Prime Minister Benediktsson’s father in support of a convicted child abuser. A coalition party speaks of a breach of trust because the Prime Minister had kept that secret.

The father, Benedikt Sveinsson, in a letter had supported a friend who was sentenced to five years in prison for child abuse in 2004. The man had been abusing his step daughter almost every day for 12 years. In the letter, Sveinsson pleaded for ‘rehabilitation’ for the pedosexual; thus the man would be eligible for professions where declaration of good conduct is required.

Cover up

Although Benediktsson has already known this since July, Sveinsson’s support was initially kept secret. When there was a fuss about the prosecution of the perpetrator, Benediktsson did everything in order to keep his father’s name out of publicity. Only when a parliamentary committee urged, his involvement became known.

Coalition party Bright Future was indignant of the Prime Minister’s shenanigans and resigned from the government. Because of that, the wobbly coalition lost its majority in parliament after nine months. Benediktsson wants new elections before November.

Iceland’s government is collapsing in the wake of a pedophilia scandal.

Iceland PM sold bank assets hours before financial crash, leaks show. Exclusive: Bjarni Benediktsson, current Iceland leader, sold millions of króna of Glitnir assets before state took control in 2008: here.

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