ICELAND: COMPANY EMBROILED IN THE FISHROT FILES SCANDAL EXPOSED TO BE RESORTING TO DIRTY TACTICS AGAINST CRITICS

On 27 May, Transparency International said that it is deeply concerned over recent reports that Samherji, Iceland’s major fisheries company, sought to intimidate and smear journalists and civil society reporting on the allegations that the company bribed foreign officials.  It claims that the company’s self-styled ‘guerrilla division’ collected personal information on independent actors, including Transparency International Iceland, to undermine their credibility.  Samherji is at the heart of the Fishrot Files scandal, first reported in 2019, which implicates the company in the bribery of government officials in Angola and Namibia for fishing quota rights. 

https://www.transparency.org/en/press/iceland-samherji-fishrot-files-bribery-dirty-tactics-against-critics-exposed

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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