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Rights of victim


Pursuant to § 61 of the Imprisonment Act of the Republic of Estonia, victims of a criminal offence have the right to obtain information about the execution of imprisonment of the guilty person. A victim has the right to request and obtain information from a prison about prisoners or probationers who have committed offences with regard to the victim if:

1) A restriction order has been imposed on the prisoner;

2) The prisoner has been convicted of offences against the person and offences against family and minors (Chapter 9 and 11 of the Penal Code of the Republic of Estonia).

A victim has the right to obtain information about commencement of serving of sentence, compliance with the obligations set out in the court decision, and execution of imprisonment and probation, excluding sensitive personal data.

The victim can contact the prison or probation supervisor either by visiting in person or by using other means of communication. Informing of victims is based on equal treatment: If the above conditions are met, all victims are informed, regardless of the person’s own criminal record or social background.