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Saturday, 29.08.2015, 17:39
A year-long manhunt for the so-called Imanta pedophile in Riga ended last week after the police successfully located and detained the man, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand stated that the kidnapping of Security Police Officer Eston Kohver from Estonia's territory has constituted a gross violation of international law, and the entire process in Russia has been unlawful from the very beginning, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
In 2014, 2,307 persons convicted of a crime were serving a prison sentence in Estonia and a third of them were in jail for at least the fourth time, LETA/Postimees online reports.
In mid-August 2015, Latvia could have the first ex-convict to receive an electronic monitoring device, as Mihails Papsujevics, head of the State Probation Service, told a press conference on July 6th, informs LETA.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky might have been the one who put a contract on the life of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov, who was killed in 1998, the Investigative Committee's spokesman Vladimir Markin has told TASS, cites LETA/ELTA.
Uzbekistan today countered the threat of drugs all the social, economic and political resources of the state. As part of the monitoring of drug use the country applies more balanced approach aimed at drug demand reduction and prevention of illicit trafficking, reported BC National Centre on Drug Control under the Cabinet Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Statistics Lithuania has presented an annual statistical publication Crime and Law Enforcement Activity 2014. The publication provides statistical information about the criminal situation, persons recorded as victims of criminal offences, convicts, persons incarcerated in imprisonment institutions, operation of law enforcement institutions for the years 2013-2014, writes LETA/ELTA.