Fraudster, saint or two-faced Janus?
Court verdicts say that the businessman Raivo Paala is a hardened veteran fraudster who has tried to cheat the state with hundreds of millions of euros. Meanwhile, Mr Paala has this other face of an uncompromising fighter for human rights.
14.04.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Every third offender a drug addict
A study conducted among offenders revealed that about third of them are struggling with drug addiction. Though Estonia features options for treatment and rehabilitation, effectiveness of measures applied has actually not been assessed.
09.03.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Estonian Railways cadre detained
On Tuesday, Estonian Railways communication and security head Indrek Süld was detained for 48 hours by Security Police as suspected in breach of procurement rules.
04.03.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Court suspends Savisaar from being mayor of Tallinn
Today, Harju County Court accepted application by prosecutor's office by suspending Mayor of Tallinn and Centre Party chairman Edgar Savisaar from office.
30.09.2015, Dagne MihkelsPM
Savisaar establishes hospital room headquarters
In private ward at East-Tallinn Central Hospital for third day, Centre chairman and Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar will have his heart condition checked today.
25.09.2015, Tuuli KochPM
The scandal long feared laid bare
Yesterday's bombshell about bribes accepted by Edgar Savisaar was actually supposed to explode in winter when all evidence gathered over half year of thorough preliminary investigation were fixed in Security Police.
23.09.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Officials say state unable to prevent domestic violence
Lion’s share of police investigators, prosecutors and judges say state is unable to prevent family violence and keep hard cases from happening. This is the stand of 58–72 percent of officials responding to poll «Domestic violence in Estonia thru eyes of jurist».
16.03.2015, Merike TederPM
Guys accused of rape acquitted
By two instances of court, Ida-Viru County youths accused in attempted rape of girl of 12 as the court and prosecutors office failed to verify guilt.
13.03.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Estonian man charged in Megaupload case extradited to USA
An Estonian man charged with massive copyright violations by U.S. authorities was arrested on Monday in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. District Court records indicate.
Minister: discontentment in prosecutors died down
According to justice minister Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s preventive measure, in the light of European Human Rights’ Court (ECHR) decision, to quickly cut amount of those jailed in Estonia was the right thing to do, as, in ECHR assessment, cell area less than three square metres per inmate violates their human rights.
15.11.2013, Risto BerendsonPM
Tallinn prosecutors rebel
«I will not, by my signature, agree to an untruthful regulation to annul a preventive measure as if «basis had fallen off» or for some other artificial or essentially false reason. I am not intending to answer victims’ questions by lying that there was no basis for arrest; when asked, I intend to answer honestly: ministry of justice has failed to guarantee amount of places and prosecutor’s office, as an institution, is political and depends on the ministry.»
14.11.2013, Risto Berendson