Viewing cable 08REYKJAVIK70, ICELAND WILL SIGN ON TO PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
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|08REYKJAVIK70||2008-04-23 19:07||2011-01-13 05:05||UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY||Embassy Reykjavik|
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UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000070 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS DEPT FOR DRL/MLGA (WATKINS), IO, EUR/NB E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA IC SUBJECT: ICELAND WILL SIGN ON TO PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE DECLARATION REF: STATE 040380 ¶1. (SBU) Pol Chief briefly mentioned reftel declaration to Ingibjorg Davidsdottir, Counsellor for Human Rights at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 22 April and followed up with a detailed demarche the next day. Davidsdottir replied that she had spoken with Iceland's UN Mission after the previous day's conversation, and after reviewing the draft declaration instructed the mission to add Iceland to the list of signatories. "I told them it would be scandalous if we didn't support this," commented Davidsdottir. KLOPFENSTEIN