|Fishermen Barred from Voting on Icesave|
|Written by Iceland Review|
|Friday, 08 April 2011 13:30|
The crew of the freezer trawler Málmey from Saudárkrókur in northwest Iceland ask whether the national referendum on the new Icesave legislation isn’t illegal given that a certain group of voters such as themselves are unable to vote.
Icelandic trawlers. Photo by Bjarni Brynjólfsson.
In an email to visir.is, the fishermen point out that a great number of freezer trawler employees had gone fishing before the advance polling began and won’t return to shore until after the referendum on Saturday.
The fishermen feel that their democratic right is being violated and wonder whether those in charge of the referendum consider them second-class citizens.
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 07:57|