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Former Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar
Former Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Tallinn ex-mayor and former longtime Center Party chairman Edgar Savisaar, who is currently on trial in a corruption case, was sent home for the holidays after being hospitalized last week.

Savisaar, who was taken to the hospital last week, has already been released from Jõgeva Hospital and is currently at his home on Hundisilma farm in Lääne-Viru County, where he will be spending Christmas, according to investigative weekly Eesti Ekspress (link in Estonian). He is due for his next round of medical examinations at the start of the new year.

Savisaar's trial was due to continue in Harju County Court on Dec. 12, but the hearing was canceled and trial postponed after the ex-mayor fell ill. That morning, he was taken to Jõgeva Hospital, whose director Peep Põdder announced on the same day that Savisaar would remain hospitalized for an extended period of time for needed treatment and rehabilitation.

According to the court, Savisaar's trial is to continue next month, with the next hearings scheduled for Jan. 23 and 24.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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