Estonian Security Police officer’s detention in Moscow extended until April

Eston Kohver

Estonian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariann Sudakov told the ERR news portal that the Estonian consul asked to be allowed to participate in the court hearing, but was denied access.

On Tuesday, an Estonian doctor is meeting 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 a 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, where he has been charged with espionage.

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