Self-styled chiropractic repeatedly injured infant
The Supreme Court has convicted self-styled chiropractic Vladimir Hitrov who severely injured his partner's baby boy in the course of exercising. The man justified his actions through intent to have the boy grow up to be a real man, not a little girl.
25.11.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Yana Toom poses with Grand Mufti who threatened to blow up Europe
In Damascus, Member of European Parliament Yana Toom with colleagues met with the Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun who has threatened to blow up Europe.
13.07.2016, Georgi BeltadzePM
Estonian president announces wife Ieva Ilves is pregnant
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has announced that his wife, Ieva Ilves, is expecting their child.
Tallinn hires top lawyers to fight laid-off mom
Having laid off a mother, a first, Tallinn City Office hired two sworn lawyers of Aivar Pilv Law Office for labour dispute committee with court case in view if needed.
11.04.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: the ugliness of fighting a mother of toddler
The battle launched by Tallinn city government against a mother of child aged 1.5 is altogether amoral by nature. Especially by keeping the law given to protect mothers expectant and with small children, any branch of public administration must set an example to the rest of employers.
«Why aren't we fit for foster family?»
Estonia has over 2,800 children not living with biological parents. Of these, more than a thousand dwell in replacement homes. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of families who would wish to adopt or care for these children, but the coming together of puzzle pieces is often quite a happenstance.
15.03.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Alimony avoiders hereby under pressure
Starting today, courts are authorized to take driving licence from individuals failing to pay alimony or suspend hunting, weapons and fishing permits.
The state to pay child support instead of evasive parent
Yesterday, social protection minister Margus Tsahkna (IRL) signed family benefit draft act pursuant to which the state shall support a child and teh parent raising it while subsistence support is debated in court as well as when court procedure is concluded and bailiff is trying to get the money from the evader.
16.02.2016, Madis VaikmaaPM
Address by those closest to deceased woman with child
Relatives of the deceased woman and child forwarded complaints towards hospital and emergency medical care to Estonian TV's «Eyewitness» accusing the medical workers in lack of concern and compassion.
Underneath, read parts of the address:
Life of woman was impossible to spare, says hospital
In light of controversial information spread publicly regarding a recent tragic incident at West-Tallinn Central Hospital (LTKH) Pelgulinn obstetrical department, the hospital hereby underlines that the January 27th case of death of mother with child is unrelated to a young man committing suicide the selfsame day. Also, the hospital stresses the small likelihood of the woman's life having possibly been spared.
11.02.2016, Triin ÄrmPM
Three year old out for a walk, barefoot and alone
Just happening to pass by, a man in Saaremaa this Tuesday morning found a three year old out in December weather barefoot, coat not buckled and in underwear, and weeping, writes local newspaper Meie Maa.
23.12.2015, Piret LaksonPM
Study shows three-child families wealthier than those with two
ASBL Estonian Birthrate Studies financed by a media-shy Estonian entrepreneur has while interviewing mothers arrived at a surprising conclusion: families with three children are better off than two-kid ones.
20.11.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: it takes love
Pärnu city child protectors Irene Peterson and Marko Truu have accomplished quite a feat: for years, they have toiled to secure all neglected kids a new family instead of going for the children's home option. Some seem to have to blaze the trail - for others to follow.
Eesti kino TOP7: esikohale tõusis noorte õudusfilm «Unfriended»
Eelmise nädala populaarseim film Eesti kinodes oli «Unfriended: Ütle, kes on su sõbrad... », mida käis kokku vaamas 5336 inimest. Teiselt kohalt võime leida animafilmi «Käsna-Kalle Kantpüks» 4539 ning kolmandalt «Kiired ja vihased 7» 3805 vaatajaga.
«Psychology professor» exposed as paedophile
A foreigner, posing as internationally recognised professor of psychology, sexually abused his child a few years old. Convicted in circuit court by now, the case has reached Supreme Court.
10.04.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: the court just does its job
Boys accused in attempted rape of a girl of 12 were acquitted, by court. Criticism towards the court overflowed, in newspaper websites and social networks. Gender equality commissioner weighed in, finding that court judgments are often gender-biased. Anger boiled over. Understandably, as a child has suffered.
Court confesses state inability to arrange father meet child
On Friday, Tallinn Administrative Court enforced State Liability Act to sue justice ministry for €7,500 to compensate a man as for three years the state has proven unable to enforce the fulfilment of a court decision – enabling the father to meet his son.
25.11.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Father attacks kindergarten teacher, hauls daughter away
How to take the news that an angry father, under approach ban, hit a hindering teacher in the face, grabbed the sleeping child and run off? In Tallinn, the situation was solved by successful raid by special police unit.
13.02.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Woman with child wins labour dispute
Yesterday, labour dispute committee ruled in favour of a lady who claimed she’d been sacked by sewing company ASK Teenus OÜ upon hearing she was expecting a baby and already had one child.
12.02.2014, Hannela RudiPM
Child saved by skin of teeth from offhanded antidepressant treatment
According to child psychiatrists, prescribing antidepressants may never be first choice regarding children.
21.08.2013, Nils NiitraPM
Man shoots himself in front of child in Tartu
A man in Tartu who was at home alone with his small child shot himself, leaving the two-year-old to its fate.