Estonia: Prosecutor's office condemns publishing witnesses' statements in Savisaar case

  • 2016-07-07
  • BNS/TBT STAFF/TALLINN
According to Estonian Public Prosecutor's Office, it was wrong to publish witness statements in the alleged graft case against Edgar Savisaar, the longtime leader of Estonia's Centre Party and suspended mayor of Tallinn, as the statements have been given to his defense lawyer to execute right of defense and are intended to be introduced in court. Lead public prosecutor Steven-Hristo Evestus told BNS on Wednesday that evidence collected in the course of a pretrial investigation is to be revealed in court. "It is one of the principles of criminal investigation,...
 
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