First sentence handed out in Estonian riot cases

  • 2007-05-30
  • from wire reports
The Harju Country Court on Wednesday settled the first of a series of legal cases concerning participants in the late April riots in Tallinn by agreement procedure, handing out community service and a fine as punishment.
The agreement procedure involves two young ethnic Estonian men and two young Russian-speaking women who broke into a photo store during the street riots.
Three of them will have to do community service and one will have to pay a fine.
Under the agreement between the prosecution and the defendants, Voldemar Vamper, 19, will be fined 6,000 kroons (383 euros) for attempted theft. Sofia Smigol, 18, will have to do 120 hours of community service for the same.
Ilmaryneknud Adamoniene, 20, and Anastassija Kurjakova, 18, will have to do 60 hours of community service for illegal entry.
The agreement was to be endorsed by a judge in the afternoon.