Kohver not cooperating with his lawyer ({{commentsTotal}})

Captured Estonian secret service official Eston Kohver is not cooperating with his Russian state-appointed lawyer, the lawyer said.

“The thing is that Mr. Kohver himself decides how to act and he does not share what he knows with me. He is an Estonian citizen and an officer and has given an oath, that is why he is unable to completely use all possibilities of defense, as is normally a usual process for a person in captivity under preliminary investigation,” Kohver's lawyer Yevgeni Aksyonov told Eesti Päevaleht.

Akyonov told the daily that the next interrogation could take place on Friday and he is yet to see documents regarding the two new charges of illegal weapons transport and illegal border crossing.

The daily said Akyonov talked about a number of videos taken by Russian officials showing how Kohver crossed the border into Russia on four occasions before his arrest. Akyonov did not say whether he himself has seen the tapes.

Editor: J.M. Laats



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