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Eston Kohver's detention was extended till April in Russia

BC, Tallinn, 30.12.2014.Print version
On Monday, December 29th, Moscow court extended the custody of Estonian Security Police (Kapo) official Eston Kohver till April 5, 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

Estonian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariann Sudakov told the ERR news portal that the Estonian consul asked for participation in the court hearing, but was denied access.


Tomorrow, an Estonian doctor will meet with Kohver in the Lefortovo prison. The Estonian consul should also be present at the meeting.


"Abducting Eston Kohver from the territory of the Republic of Estonia and his subsequent detention in Russia is violation of international law," said Sudakov.


KaPo official Eston Kohver was abducted at gunpoint on 5 September near the Russian border in Estonia while fulfilling his official duties, by unknown persons who came from Russia and was led across the border to Russia. Kohver is detained in Lefortovo prison in Moscow, being accused of espionage.

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