Estonia: Victim support fund would direct assets seized from criminals to victims

  • 2019-02-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff
Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu on February 21 introduced to the government a plan for the establishment  of a victim support fund that would enable to direct money confiscated from criminals to victims of crime.   The minister said that in 2017, the state received 2,701,589 euros in assets confiscated from criminals, while compensation levies totaled approximately three million euros. At present, this money is channeled into the state budget rather than used for aiding victims of crime and for crime prevention.  "I firmly believe...
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