Parliament supports electronic surveillance system

  • 2006-10-04
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - Estonian legislators have cracked down on criminal monitoring, passing a law that enables courts to impose electronic surveillance on convicts. Estonia's 101-member parliament adopted the law on Sept. 27 with 63 votes for, one against and one abstention.The legislation stipulates that a court can impose electronic surveillance on a "potentially dangerous" felon for a period of one to 12 months. The convicts will be required to wear monitoring ankle or wrist bracelets so they can be located at any moment. Each felon will also be subject to house arrest, thereby having fixed per...
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