Icelandic interior minister quits after immigration scandal

November 21, 2014 7:21 PM

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REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland's minister of the interior quit on Friday after her assistant was convicted last week of illegally leaking information about an asylum seeker to media a year ago.

Gisli Freyr Valdorsson had admitted to leaking information about Nigerian Tony Omos, who was due to be deported last year when a protest began to keep him in the country, and was given a two year suspended sentence.

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