A Russian court has sentenced an Estonian intelligence officer to 15 years in prison in a case that western officials have called a gross violation of international law. A court in Russia’s Pskov region, which borders Estonia, convicted Eston Kohver during a closed-doors hearing on charges of spying, possession of weapons and illegally crossing the border.
Estonian officials say Kohver was abducted on Estonian territory during an audacious cross-border raid by Russia’s FSB security service involving radio-jamming equipment and smoke grenades. “The abduction of Eston Kohver from the territory of the Republic of Estonia by the FSB on 5 September and his unlawful detainment in Russia thereafter constitute a blatant breach of international law,” the Estonian foreign minister, Marina Kaljurand, said in a statement.
Russia jails Estonian intelligence officer Tallinn says was abducted over border - The Guardian