Prosecutors investigate threats against Pro Patria in Narva

  • 2005-09-18
TALLINN 's A leading daily has reported that prosecutors found that Narva police were lenient in investigating charges of threats against the nationalist Pro Patria Union.

On Aug. 26 the party's flag was pulled down from the wall of its Narva office, and a local paper included an opinion piece that included a threat to exterminate Pro Patria members.

Pro Patria, a right-wing party that is perceived as being insensitive to minorities, is widely resented in Narva, a town that is predominantly Russian. Local police refused to launch an investigation into the matter, forcing Pro Patria members to file a complaint at the Prosecutor's Office.