Judge caught driving under the influence fails to show in court
Behavior of Pärnu county courthouse justice Rein Pokk, who was caught behind the wheel in a state of intoxication, serves as an example on how to handle such situations: do not blow into the breathalyzer but demand a blood test instead as time is ticking in your favor. Next, contest the test procedure and don't show up in court.
25.04.2017, Nils NiitraPM
Lifelong prisoner beats Estonia in European Court of Human Rights
Jailed for life after killing a policeman, Romeo Kalda defeated Estonian state in European Court of Human Rights regarding internet use dispute.
20.01.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Eston Kohver trial kicks into gear
Yesterday, the long awaited legal process regarding Eston Kohver went into motion at Pskov Oblast courthouse. The Estonian security police (the Kapo) officer stands accused in espionage, illegal border crossing, firearm possession and the smuggling thereof.
28.07.2015, Jelena Poverina-TšernõhPM
Kohver's fate in hands of FSB counterintelligence head?
Held captive in Russia for nearly eleven months, fate of Estonian security police officer Eston Kohver may be decided by Vladislav Menshchkov – fresh counterintelligence chief at his captor, Russia's influential federal security service FSB.
27.07.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Judge presiding over Estonian security official's trial in Russia replaced
The case of Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) official Eston Kohver charged with spying in Russia has been handed over to judge Yulia Ulanova of the Pskov regional court.
24.07.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Who wants to be a judge? Lonesome, loaded with responsibility...
Name a job that pays €3,400 to €4,400 plus perks and yet lacks candidates. Judges.
13.02.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Complaints by prisoners clogging up courts
Tartu Administrative Court is groaning under unprecedented avalanche of complaints by inmates. Of the total 1,800 this year, a whopping 62 percent – 1,100 – have been written by those behind bars. As recently as last year, such complaints were less than half of that, standing at 450. Demands by prisoners are illustrated by sessions schedule at the court.
11.12.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Tallinn hires land exchange judge and culprit
Land exchange case judge Valeri Lõõnik (68) and culprit Ester Tuiksoo (49) have both entered Tallinn payroll, the former employed as legal adviser to Mayor Edgar Savisaar and the latter laying groundwork for Tallinn cooperative credit bank.
16.10.2014, Andres Einmann