TALLINN (Sputnik) — The Estonian Security Police questioned the organizer of the commemorative Immortal Regiment march in Tallinn, Dmitry Linter, for 14 hours, after which an ambulance took him to a hospital, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
"When concluding the interrogation, in order to avoid baseless claims, we called an ambulance to check the status of the witness's health. Once the witness saw the ambulance, he complained about feeling unwell. The ambulance team found that he had no health problems that would require hospitalization but he still asked [the medics] to take him with them," Puusepp said, adding that Linter left the police station at 1.20 a.m. on Tuesday.
Linter was previously detained by the Estonian authorities on May 7, when he was held for nine hours at the Narva checkpoint on his way to Tallinn from St. Petersburg aboard a coach, according to the march organizer himself.
The Immortal Regiment is a patriotic initiative that commemorates WWII soldiers in marches held across Russia and other countries on May 9, celebrated as Victory Day in Russia and the former Soviet republics. During the marches, people carry photographs of their ancestors who participated in the war. In Tallinn, such initiative was reportedly held on Monday without any disruptions.