Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the former PM of Iceland who was toppled from power following revelations connected to the Panama Papers scandal earlier this year has written an open letter in today’s edition of our sister publication Morgunblaðið demanding a formal apology from the director of national broadcasting service, RÚV.
He demands the apology for RÚV’s allged inappropriate conduct with regards to their coverage regarding his involvement in the Panama Papers.
A special edition of Iceland’s Kastljós current affairs discussion programme was aired on April 3rd last year which revealed his involvement with Wintris Inc., an offshore company owned by Gunnlaugsson and his wife.
On 31 December 2009 – the day before Gunnlaugsson’s obligation to disclose information on the company, its operations and revenue to Icelandic authorities kicked in – the PM reportedly sold his half to his wife for the token sum of $1.
A wave of demonstrations against Gunnlaugsson was unleashed in