Estonia: Pro-Russian politician Aivo Peterson charged with treason

Estonia’s Office of the Prosecutor General has charged Aivo Peterson, leader of the pro-Russian political party, Together (Koos), with treason, ERR reports. Also, Estonian citizen Dmitri Rootsi was charged with treason and Russian citizen Andrey Andronov for non-violent activities against Estonia. Rootsi and Andronov are both members of the pro-Russian organisation, Night Watch (Nochnoy Dozor). Estonia’s Internal Security Service (KAPO) detained the three men in March 2023 for involvement in Russia’s influence operations against Estonia. Treason is punishable by imprisonment for 6-20 years or life, while non-violent activities against Estonia are punishable by 2-15 years in prison.