Icelander in Thailand Prison Released

October 10, 2012

Icelandic citizen Brynjar Mettinisson has been released from prison in Thailand after having been in custody since May 2011. Brynjar had been accused of drug offenses but was found innocent in August. Despite having been acquitted in August, Brynjar had to remain in prison while the prosecution decided whether to appeal. reports that Brynjar was met by his mother at the airport in Denmark and is now on his way to visit his family, who live in Sweden. Brynjar’s sister Eva thanked everyone for their support and assistance, in particular the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the consuls in Thailand and the Icelandic ambassador to China, reports.


7 Responses to Icelander in Thailand Prison Released

  1. October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The Icelandic government should sue the Thai government for falsely imprisoning one of there citizens. This is unacceptable behaver

    • Paul
      October 11, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Ralph, do you get out much?

    • Mary
      October 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Why should the Icelandic government do this?
      They are not the victim – Brynjar Mettinisson.
      Besides, the Government is still busy trying to get money so that they can pay back the victims of their bankrupted bank!
      Let’s focus on that first.

  2. John
    October 11, 2012 at 5:45 am

    You should really check more into the facts surrounding his release (not guilty) before publishing this story.

    • Richard Barrow
      October 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      So, what are the facts surrounding the release? Is there more to the story than what you see here?

      • Tiffany
        November 6, 2012 at 1:23 am

        Hi. My fiance was being detained going 3months now in the airport. every time they say they will let him go on-board they always have something to charge him.. we payed almost 6,000$sgd which they said payment for his overstaying..thats what i dont fiance doesnt have any family and im already sick in the hospital and i couldn’t help him anymore. Please if you could help us with this .

  3. November 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Sad story. Are there any news reports of the case?

    Can you get an interview with him on his time in the clink?

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