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The Legal Situation in Estonia
Estonia – 5 Years Imprisonment For Criticizing Government – New Law Passed By Parliament
June 16, 2009 by Infowars Ireland
Indrek Saar - Social Democrats, Estonia.
www.rus.delfi.ee (Translated from Russian by Infowars Ireland)
ESTONIA – The Social Democratic party see an explicit threat to Democracy in a new Law passed by the
Estonian parliament, which makes criticism of government or organizing protests against government a criminal act.
The passing of the new law (on Monday 15th June), backed in the Estonian parliament by right-wingers and the Green party, allows punishment by imprisonment for a period of up to five years if a person is accused of making “calls to mass disorder”.
“It paints a curious and at the same time frightening picture: if, for example, trade unions organize a strike, which they then declare to be illegal, then it is qualified as mass disorders, and organizers can be sent to prison for five years “, notes the vice- chairman of the social-democratic party Indrek Saar.