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In Estonia, negative attitude towards the country is punishable by law

Summary of Disinformation

In Estonia, creating and strengthening negative attitude towards the country is punishable by law. Relevant amendments approved by the Parliament at the end of last year.

Utro.ru, 360tv.ru

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. 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.

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Reported in: Issue 135
Date: 29.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Estonia
Keywords: Freedom of speech
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Utro.ru
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