New law in Estonia: punishment for negative attitudes towards the state

Summary

Negative attitude towards the state will become a crime in Estonia.

Disproof

Estonia does not punish for negative attitudes towards the state, instead the law mentioned in the news is about intelligence activities directed against the security of the Republic of Estonia.The necessary elements of the criminal offences of the establishment or maintenance of a relationship that is against the Republic of Estonia, and anti-state influencing of officials are also specified.

Further debunking by The Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Estonia
  • Keywords: Freedom of speech
  • Outlet: Interfax Gazeta.ru Ren TV
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