Estonia...State of Terror, z.

We need to socialise and revolutionise the legal profession and legal practise if we are ever to gain justice, and a police force that is NOT defined by corruption

There is also no evidence I am aware of that any actual real investigation was made last year into my horrific treatment at the hands of Ethnic Russian Estonian police. I was too scared to follow up last year, after it appeared quite clear to me that I would be further victimised, and that NO real investigation would ever take place. I am hoping that there is at least ONE honest, competent, and ethical Estonian police officer who speaks English, and is qualified to head an investigation. I see no other chance of getting anywhere. I ask simple questions. I ask for simple facts. I ask for copies of documents that exist. If they do not exist then someone has committed crimes in hiding – destroying them.
What I want is to be interviewed live or in a recording, about what happened, and the situation it reflects in EStonia. Ideally we could make a documentary. I am a writer and musician. I have lots to say about almost everything, but I can limit myself to the issues closest at hand, including a need to Nationalise the legal profession in Estonia, and change the way law is practised ( I have a new system ready and waiting) so that Estonians will become empowered to fight back against a police force that is, as far as all my polling of Estonians, FEARED, rather than respected.
Anyway, we could talk any time about the issues, and my particular experience. I doubt I will get justice. The system appears completely corrupt and disinterested in justice. I hope it is interested in proving me and many other people wrong.
I am both scared and angry. I cannot make any long term decisions regarding living in Estonia until the matters have been dealt with correctly. I will never feel safe again. It is up to you to offer alternative means of justice, even if it is only a chance to share my story with the world, so that the criminals in uniform do not feel completely invulnerable from consequences. You warn people about police patrols, we need to warn people about how to avoid becoming victims of police terror. About always making sure you are NEVER alone with police, etc etc. We could make a series of shows about the issues, about rights etc.  One problem that exists is that right now people KNOW they will suffer repercussions if they speak up about their fears and their bad experiences with the police in Estonia. I am scared about making this attempt, as any reasonable person would be. But I feel an obligation, not just to myself, but to everyone. The things that happened could never have happened in isolation. They could not be just ´one off´ incidents. They are much too severe and obvious. The police involved felt completely invulnerable from consequences, and they never suffered any.
 
The people who violently tortured me, both physically and mentally,  have left permanent scars.  They owe me a great debt. As I said, I will never be able to feel safe again, or to trust the police. I I KNOW I am not the only one who feels this way. You have seen what happens in France. I can fully appreciate, NOW, why people could see people in uniform as threats, rather than as friends. As criminals rather than protectors. I have always done my complete best to assist the police, seeing them as protectors of liberty and law. Today I see them as potential threats that I must be very wary against, and take all possible legal precautions to avoid becoming a victim again.
 
Today I would trust almost anyoneś word above that of an Estonian police officer. I will always consider the police officer´s motives to be in question. I will always take the side of the citizen against them, when there is ANY doubt at all, and then even when it APPEARS they are in the right, I will wait and see, and err on the side of the caution that my experience has taught me.
To think the police are actively recruiting in a state where they are feared and loathed by almost anyone I have spoken to who has had ANY dealings with them.
No you will NOT find loads of people willing to speak in public about their experiences. You will have to guarantee them anonyminity. I feel I am taking a great risk in seeking to pursue these matters.
In the movies the victims could arrange a cunning and appropriate revenge, or at least an emotionally satisfying, if brutal, payback. But in real life the victims ARE better people than their perpetrators. I myself am too nice a person to wish any ill upon others. In my movie  elaborate plots will unfold, and the criminals will be taught a lesson. I wonder how many people, in real life, have arranged revenge upon those in power, and whether they ultimately felt better for it, or worse. In real life most people do NOT take revenge, as they are more reasonable than their attackers. But still, I would love to see any statistics.
 
Most people feel powerless to fight back. Only during riots do most people overcome their inhibitions. Sadly people are hurt and even killed. These riots occur due to a longer term, pent up frustration with the system. The police will want to portray themselves as the victims in these riots. But experience has taught me otherwise. I now know what police will do, knowing full well they can get away with it. Unless we ensure they do NOT get away with it, they will feel confident enough to act on their HATE, and their frustration with their own lives, no differently than a hooligan looking for a victim, or a fight, to express their own self-loathing and HATE through.
I will deal with concrete FACTS, if you let me. I will be able to show the flaws in the conspiracy to deny me justice. If you let us use lie detectors we will be able to show very quickly who is lieing and who is not. I am happy to submit. Will my victimisers submit to lie detectors. Do you understand that the REAL reason they are not accepted as evidence in court is NOT because they can provide false readings, or that you can be coached, but because they are MORE reliable than ANY other form of evidence. Eyewitness testimony is EXTREMELY unreliable, ask any psychologist or criminologist. Even DNA evidence can be tampered with. All senior U.S public servants in sensitive positions are asked to submit to lie detectors. O.J simpson failed ALL his. His OWN counsel got him to submit. They would have offered a positive result from lie detection to the public as evidence of his INNOCENCE, if he had been innocent, and passed any of the tests. This is just one more issue that a modern Estonia can lead the cutting edge with.
Socialise the legal profession. Introduce lie detectors. Change our approach to legal matters from an adversarial one, to one that seeks to find the truth. It can be done so much better. We can  talk about that if you like. I have SOOOO much to talk about. This is NOT about me seeking revenge. This is about me seeking justice, and about ensuring that the horrors I suffered were not suffered in vain, that they could lead to very positive outcomes for everyone.
 
We give the state a monopoly on violence, but when it abuses this monopoly, then it also challenges the legitimacy of its monopoly.  The monopoly must hold, if we are to avoid chaos. There is so much envy, jealousy, malice, hate, and opportunistism in human nature that if the monopoly is  broken, all hell will break out. I, like any reasonable, ethical, enlightened person, accept the cost of having to go without revenge, as a necessity to maintaining peace and order. Of course every animal has, by nature, a call to revenge. Ironically the police involved probably felt THEY were avenging something. What? You will have to ask them, in private. What happened was DEFINITELY motivated by HATE, malice, and a desire to harm myself. Whether they bothered justifying their actions to themselves, or whether they simply took advantage of an opportunity to harm someone they had in their power, I cannot say.
If they will submit to my questions, and lie detections, then I will gladly accept that I am wrong concerning their motives. If a judge will also submit to my interrogations, and can persuade me nothing unlawful took place, then I will also accept I am wrong. I would also call for a HUGE number of changes to the system. But I would have no case.
However inflicting pain, the threat of pain, and terror, with the intention of producing harm, is torture. And employing the methods to gain false confessions to justify illegal arrests and incarcerations, is criminal in any land I know of. I assume also Estonia, even Iida-Virumaa.
 
Of course the peaceful, productive, constructive citizens of a society consider the entire issue holistically. One issue is that these two, and the entire group against who I had lodged complaints over the last 3 years, are all culpable in that the events could NEVER have taken place in a professional, ethical, correct policing environment. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, I mean, Estonia.
Please do not play games with me. I have responded as constructively, positively, and NON violently as anyone could hope for. I take pride in my self control. I take pride in my ethics.
 
I consider, using the present tense carefully, that the costs to what is right and good i.e my suffering, are outweighed by the benefits of granting the state the monopoly on violence.
 
However most ethics experts will agree that there must be limits imposed upon those in power, or they will abuse it.  The people always have a moral right to overthrow those in power when the costs are justified by the benefits. Revolutions happen. Sometimes they even succeed in their goals.
 
Usually they put just another bunch of narcissistic, malicious, sociopathic opportunists to power. Sadly most countries that underwent serious corruption investigations into their policing authorities, years later, cannot really claim to have solved the problem. The will must exist in the people. In the police themselves. In the public who pay their decent salaries and pensions, and offer them rewarding, interesting employment.

 Oh, the attachement is digitally signed, which I think makes it impossible for the justice ministry to continue ignoring. I consider it a legal document. An affadavit. A challenge to those in power to do what we pay them to do.

Markus, in the Johvi Library.

HERE IS THE DIGITALLY SIGNED DOCUMENT – AFFADAVIT

Are you going to tell me that you do not have one single English speaking person in the entire Police force or within the scope of the justice ministry who is qualified to lead an investigation into the torture of a peaceful, law-abiding EC citizen by Estonian police ?

Do I have a right to see the documents pertaining to the alleged investigation made into my statement concerning my harassment, terrorisation, and torture by 2 police of the Johvi police force over 2 days from March 30 to April 1, 2013 ? Without having to deal with the people who committed, facilitated, and passively and-or actively covered up my victimisation?

I have no evidence that key witnesses were interviewed. I am sure their testimony would have proved that the police had no valid grounds for assaulting and arresting me, let alone imprisoning me.

There is a long list of complaints I was forced to make against Johvi police stretching back over 2 years. Their most recent acts appear to conform to a desire and willingness to use terror and torture to force me to leave my home in Pargitaguse 9-11, Tammiku, Ahtme. They succeeded. It began with failing to appropriately protect my rights vis a vis malicious, aggressive neighbours, publicly warning me ´Yankee  go home´, and continuing by failing to take action when I was assaulted, and then finally with torture and imprisonment. I was compelled to move out of my home as soon as I got out of prison. This of course entailed many expenses and inconveniences.

The police used the threat of imprisonment to seek to gain a false confession from me, one which would justify their detention of me.

The police car camera will have footage of me being tortured, and begging for them to stop the torture. It will show the malicious glee on the face of my assailant as he tightened my handcuffs after I begged him to relax them. My hands were turning blue. I was in great pain. I am a musician and writer. My hands are my life. It will show me in terror trying to get the attention of a friend who was passing by the car at the time, by actually tapping my head against the window, and calling out. It will show the police placing me in an illegal choke hold to force me to stop. The terror and pain will show on my face. Where can I get a copy. Did the alleged investigators watch the entire tape or only the bits that were most convenient for the two policemen?

I was not allowed to write a comment to attach to the charge sheet. But I did make a few statements on it, before I was refused the chance to sign it. Is that sheet in my file? Are my comments?  Is it correct police procedure to deny the accused the write to attach a written statement? Is the full written statement I wrote at the prison in my file?  Surely the initial, immediate response of my charges of being tortured would be for a criminal investigation to be launched into the police involved?

I was placed in an isolation cell, given uneatable, rancid food on one occasion, and denied medical attention for an entire day, even though I rang the buzzer and pleaded with anyone watching the camera. I was freezing and suffering terrible nausea and pain.

I asked to be allowed to call a friend to pick me up from the prison, after the same police I had lodged formal complaints against, and who smiled maliciously and mockingly at me when I left my cell the first time, expected me to get into a police car with them, with no witnesses! I asked the warden to let me stay until morning, when I would walk home. But the door was once more locked and no-one answered when I called for help, over and over. It was a terrifying ordeal I will never be free of.

I have not seen any evidence of any serious attempt to investigate my statements, either by the Johvi Public Prosecutor, Ida-Virumaa internal investigations, or anyone else.

It appears that the police had planned to freeze my assets and seize them. Why otherwise would they fail to tell me about the fines, when I asked, in writing, many times, whether there were any outstanding fines I should know about. I only found out when I asked staff at the local courthouse to call for me. I paid the fines to avoid a continuation of the past behaviors of the police towards myself.

My payment does not in any way constitute any sort of agreement with the charges. I stated this on the bank transfer.

When I asked friends to translate the charges made, no-one could make actual sense of them. They changed over the course of time.

Too many obvious things appear to have been overlooked by whoever it is that alleges to have investigated my reports. I have no proof that any real investigation was ever made, that any witnesses were asked the pertinent questions, or that anyone cares that a German citizen was tortured, terrorized, imprisoned, and then made to pay for their torture, terrorisation, and illegal imprisonment.

The police were motivated by malice and hate. They had no legal basis for their actions. Why were they even there on the day? What is the official excuse for them harassing me at that time? It is now clear to me that they came with clear intentions that had nothing to do with the law, with justice, or with the complaint made my Faina. If it is illegal for me to place a lock on the balcony, then why was Faina allowed to do so, after I asked police if she could lock me out of the balcony, and not allow me to place a new lock on the door, one which we all would have keys to?  Faina never asked myself or my neighbor for a key. Her complaint itself was motivated by malice, and not by any need.

When I told the police that I believed Fania knew about my basement door being removed, and that she had lied about needing to use the balcony, and that she was a bitch to me, and had been constantly bitching about me to my landlord since I moved in, I was breaking no laws. I was wearing shorts, sandals, and a pullover. I needed to use the toilet. I wanted my I.D card back, as the policeman had been holding it for a long time, and had already noted all my details, so I could go back to my flat and use the toilet. The police would not allow me to, so I rang the door buzzer of my neighbour, who had been standing at the door watching, and opened immediately, to see the police attacking and handcuffing me. She told me later that she had seen absolutely no reason for the actions of the police.  Did anyone interview here and take a statement? Did any ask her what she had seen?

Do I have a right to see all the documents in my file?  Do I have the right to accuse the police in front of a judge, and have a full investigation of my report made?

Demanding that I have every document officially translated appears to me a strategy to prevent me seeking justice. It would cost me a lot of money, time, and effort, and make it easy frustrate my attempts at justice.

There are certainly personnel within the courts and criminal investigation system who speak and understand English or German.

I am simply asking that you find a person of good will who you trust, to listen to my statements, investigate them, and show me evidence of this.

A system that really cares about justice will make efforts to seek justice, rather than hide behind possibilities at frustrating the attempts of those seeking justice. Whether or not it is your intention to frustrate justice, the demands of paying for a translator to translate all my documents, and all the documents that such a case could produce, prevent me from seeking justice through the official means.

Hate crimes are among the worst. Motivated by malice, hatred, envy, and all the worst in human nature. I committed no crime. I have never done anything that called for police to attack and arrest me. My file will show a continued series of complaints, including having one policeman crushing my foot in my own door.

My neighbor witnessed that action, and the illegal arrest. As far as I know no-one has ever interviewed them, and asked them the important questions that would collaborate my reports.

I am sure that documents have either been been tampered with and-or removed from my file, in order to cover up for the illegal actions of the police, and to seek to justify them as valid.

Kapo told us that they only investigate when it involves senior officers.

I do not see how everything that happened to me could have happened, and been covered up, without the assistance, actively or passively, of senior officers.

I was tortured and terrorised and openly threatened with imprisonment (and implicitly with further terror and torture) in an attempt to get me to sign a false confession i.e agreement with false charges.  Never at any time did I do anything that would justify in any way, let alone require, police to detain me, handcuff me, or imprison me.

I would be happy to have a lie detector used on me. I request that the people involved also submit to lie detectors.

My quality of life has been seriously damaged by the experience. I cannot plan a life here in Estonia until it has been properly investigated, and I can be assured that such things can never happen again.

I am a write and musician. Sooner or later the whole world will be interested in me, and I will make sure the whole world knows about what happened to me in Estonia, and what your response, as the Justice Ministry, as the representative of justice in Estonia, was.

All I am asking is that you listen to me, ask the questions I ask you to ask, use lie detectors on all the participants if possible, in order to clarify the facts of the events, and where facts can no longer be proven, to interrogate the facts that can be proven, and to make valid reasonable deductions from them.

As the facts stretch back over 3 years, and the number of documents may be large, I request you assign an English reading – writing employee of the Estonian Justice Ministry, or KAPO, or Estonian Police Internal Investigations, to the case. In fact I am requesting just this as the only way that justice can be done in my case.

I could quickly lead any investigator to ask the questions that would reveal the truth. Of course they would be free to ask any of their own questions. However it seems clear to me that the important questions were never put to the appropriate people, that the important documents were never sought, that the absence of the important documents was never noted, and that at no time was the case professionally interrogated, with the motivation of finding the truth.

A justice system that seeks truth and justice will use the resources it has to do so. Like most Estonian residents I cannot afford, emotionally, psychologically, for health reasons, all associated with the possibility of police passively and actively frustrating their efforts at obtaining documents, video footage, and getting serious interviews done with witnesses, and the costs associated with the entire ordeal, in my case increased by the requirement you made of having all my documents translated into Estonian, to seek justice.

Surely the most basic demand we can make of a government, after protecting us from foreign aggressors, is to protect our rights and liberties.  No foreign nation is going to attack Estonia. And so the only demand I make on the government is to actively seek to protect my rights and liberties.

I am putting off making key decisions, all of which would benefit the Estonian people in the short and long term, because of the fear, anger, and general uncertainty that the events I endured at the hands of people my taxes were paying to protect my rights and liberties continue to produce in me.

I do not ask much. Just a shot at revealing the truth, with a competent, English speaking, serious, well intentioned, empowered member of the Police  internal investigations or Kapo.

I have had dealings with English speaking police in Johvi, and I know they exist. Once or twice my experiences were positive, even though there appears to have been no follow up e.g the assault by my neighbor’s friend that was witnessed by my other neighbor was responded to, initially, by a competent, serious, profession, and well-intentioned police officer who appeared to be quite fluent in English. I would be happy to work with that officer, if it was possible.

This will be my last attempt to gain justice, until I am famous and have a large audience. I am working on a film project based on my experiences. I think it will get made eventually.

There is still time for a positive, even if not ‘happy’ ending to this story.

Are you going to tell me that you do not have one single English speaking person in the entire Police force or within the scope of the justice ministry who is qualified to lead an investigation into the torture of a peaceful, law-abiding EC citizen by Estonian police ?

If you do not stamp out hate crimes, police brutality, torture to gain false confessions, and illegal imprisonment as a form of torture and terrorisation, then what does your ministry stand for?  If what I experienced can take place, and if the parties involved can get off completely free from any consequences, then what does it say about the police force in Estonia?  What other crimes have been committed and will be committed by police here. Surely the message you send has to be clear, to avoid the worst in human nature being expressed by its law enforcement members. They have been granted immense power. They abused it for personal reasons in my case. They were motivated by HATE.  I saw it in their eyes. I felt it in their torture. I experienced their hate first hand. History is full of horrific events that were motivated by hate. It is the most dangerous crime. Its consequences are greater than any crime committed merely for profit. It is the ugliest crime. It has the ugliest outcomes.

I do not have a new I.D card yet so I cannot digitally sign this statement.

PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL BETWEEN YOU, MYSELF, AND ANYONE YOU ASSIGN TO INVESTIGATE. I STILL LIVE IN FEAR OF POLICE REPEATING THEIR PAST ACTIONS. IT HAS TAKEN ME A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT TO OVERCOME THIS FEAR IN WRITING TO YOU. PLEASE TAKE MY FEARS SERIOUSLY. IF YOU CARRY OUT A REAL INVESTIGATION YOU WILL SEE THAT MY FEARS ARE WELL GROUNDED.

IF YOU REALLY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ANY ENGLISH SPEAKING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WHO IS QUALIFIED TO AT LEAST HEAR MY CLAIMS, AND TAKE A FORMAL LOOK INTO THEM, THEN I OF COURSE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP ON THIS AVENUE FOR ADDRESSING MY VALID GRIEVANCES.

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Estonia...State of Terror

All it takes for evil to thrive is for good people to do nothing…but really…where are you going to actually find a GOOD person. I finally give up my quixotic quest for justice.

jane.vali@kohus.ee

Viru Maakohus

Kooli 2a

41598 Johvi

 

Markus Heinrich Rehbach

36810200044

Puru Tee 37-30, Ahtme linnaosa, Kohtla-Jarve linn, Ida-Viru

 

I am forced to withdraw my appeal of decision number 2440, 13, 002030 of 27.04.2013

 

I request that if possible the appeal be postponed until 2014.

 

This is due to various personal, health, and financial reasons which would make it impossible for me to arrange an effective appeal or investigation, and which will most likely make it necessary for me to leave Estonia for at least several months.

 

Please note that I paid the 120 Euro, that the decision number 2440, 13, 002030 of 27.04.2013 demanded, on 15.05.13

 

I was told that if I didn’t pay the 120 Euro I would end up having to pay even more.

 

I sought to arrange a private session with a judge, however this was denied me. The public prosecutor said it was not their job to help me in these matters either.

 

The legal center was closed, and so I was unable to get any legal advice. It is only open one day a week, the next day being 22.04.13.

 

My payment of that fine in no way indicates my agreement with it.

 

However it appears that it will be impossible for me to pursue my legal rights without a lawyer. Like most Estonians residents, this means that the appeal is out of my reach.

 

My experience with the police and the system here over the last 2 years, which you can read in detail on my wordpress bloggs, makes it clear to me that it would be unwise of me, not at all in my interests, and unlikely to achieve any public benefit, to seek any further investigations.

 

Therefore I will just accept my bad luck and try to move on. This whole business of the last 2 years has cost me too much already in nerves, stress, health, money, and things that go much deeper. I can not afford, emotionally or financially, to keep fighting a battle I see no way of winning.

 

I hope you will do me one favor. I will ask you to please have someone once more contact the police on my behalf, to confirm that there are no other outstanding fines or matters that I should know about, and then confirm this in writing to me.

 

I emailed Tatjana Saulitz many times, requesting information about the charges, my appeal, my court date, and so on, but she made no reply. She knows I am too terrified to go to the police station to ask personally. Surely she should have mentioned the fines, and the deadline for making an appeal? And I had clearly asked to be present at any hearing, and to be assigned a court assigned legal representative at that hearing, when the translator asked me if I did, in prison. She ticked the boxes when I said yes, and I signed the document and wrote a two page statement refuting the charges and calling for an investigation. For some reason the police present actually filmed me do these things with a video camera in the prison cell. I only found out by chance that the police had already decided without my knowledge. when a court employee contacted the police for me, and got the police to send a fax.

 

Please confirm that there are no other matters that I should be aware of, or need to deal with, no other charges or fines that I have not been told about, that I should pay.

 

I want to make sure that there is no reason why I would be denied an extension of my residents permit in November. No surprises from debt collectors. No surprises from police. No repeats of past experiences here. No reason for George Soros to decide not to set up a foundation in Estonia.

 

Thankyou for your consideration in these matters.

 

I am sure that if I had the chance to explain and demonstrate everything in detail to you, in your own language, that you would be shocked, and on my side.

 

I thank everyone who did act in good faith and with good will towards me. I appreciate your efforts. It it is sad that we do not all speak one universal language yet. It is sad that we do not have 24 hour surveillance cameras everywhere so no-one can make up stories, or deny the truth about events. It would have saved me this ordeal. And it would make your job so much easier : )

 

But what if I DID in fact have an audio-video recording of everything that has happened in my flat and outside my front door? Everything that I describe in my bloggs : )

 

And would you arrange for everyone involved in my 2 year long ordeal to be hooked up to polygraphs i.e lie detectors? I would submit immediately. Would the others? Maybe we can arrange a television show?

 

All the Best

 

Sincerely

 

Markus Rehbach

 

20.05. 2013

 

 

Estonia...State of Terror

PERSONAL LETTER AND CHALLENGE TO THE ESTONIAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE

THIS EMAIL IS FOR YOU, AS MINISTER OF JUSTICE. IT IS FOR THE JUSTICE MIINSTRY, AND NOT FOR THE POLICE.
 
I CONTACTED YOU HOPING FOR INDEPENDANT AND RELIABLE ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER.
 
INSTEAD YOU PASS ON MY EMAILS TO THE POLICE, AND ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE FOR ME, ADDING AN ADDITIONAL 80 EURO FINE TO THE EXISTING 40 EURO FINE.
 
SO PLEASE, EVERYONE, JUST LEAVE ME ALONE.
 
I HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LEAVE MY HOME. I HAVE BEEN TORTURED WITH HANDCUFFS. I HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED BY POLICE. I HAVE BEEN IMPRISONED FOR 48 HOURS. ALL BECAUSE I TRIED TO GET THE POLICE TO STOP MY NEIGHBOUR FROM ASSAULTING AND HARRASSING ME. ON TOP OF THIS I HAVE BEEN FORCED TO PAY 120 EURO. AND IF I WANT TO APPEAL I WOULD BE FORCED TO PAY A LAWYER. ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE.
 
UNLESS I CAN GET SOMEONE TO HELP ME PROVE ALL MY CLAIMS, WITH THE SIMPLE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE, I WILL HAVE TO JUST ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO ME.
 
WHETHER THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT OR EUROPEAN COURTS CAN HELP ME REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
 
BUT I WILL NOT BE STUPID ENOUGH TO RISK FURTHER TROUBLE WITH THE POLICE BY PURSUING THIS MATTER INSIDE ESTONIA. THEY HAVE MADE THEIR ATTITUDE QUITE CLEAR ENOUGH. I WILL NOT RISK IT. JUST TOO DANGEROUS AND EXPENSIVE. 2+2 EQUALS WHATEVER YOU SAY IT EQUALS.
 
BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT I HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF FAINA, HER BOYFRIEND, THE POLICE, AND THE SYSTEM. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, THIS IS THE TRUTH. I CAN ONLY STATE IT. I HAVE NO POWER TO PROVE IT IN ESTONIA. I HAVE NO WAY TO HAVE IT VALIDATED IN ESTONIA. ANY ATTEMPT TO DO SO WOULD BE MASOCHISTIC ON MY PART. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ, MANY ESTONIANS AGREE WITH ME. FEW PEOPLE HERE CAN AFFORD TO EVEN TRY TO SEEK JUSTICE. AND FOR SOME REASON THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS THIS SAD FACT.
 
MY CLOSING COMMENT TO YOU WOULD BE THAT UNLESS YOU SOCIALISE THE LEGAL INDUSTRY, VERY FEW ESTONIANS WILL EVER BE ABLE TO APPEAL ANY POLICE DECISIONS, AND SO THE POLICE WILL RIGHTLY FEEL UNACCOUNTABLE BY THIS FACT. IF IT COSTS MORE TO APPEAL THAN TO PAY A FINE, PEOPLE WILL PAY THE FINE. IF THE POLICE CAN IMPRISON YOU FOR 48 HOURS ON THE SLIGHTEST OF PRETEXTS, THEN WHO ON EARTH WILL EVER DARE CHALLENGE ANYTHING THEY DO?
 
AND WHO IS GOING TO APPEAR IN COURT AS A WITNESS AGAINST THE POLICE UNDER SUCH  CIRCUMSTANCES?
 
YOU CAN LET THE POLICE KNOW THAT I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON. I WILL NOT BE PURSUING JUSTICE. EVEN I HAVE TO BE PRACTICAL SOMETIMES, AND THINK OF MY OWN HEALTH AND WELFARE, RATHER THAN FIGHT FOR PRINCIPLES WHICH AFFECT EVERYONE. IF NO-ONE ELSE WILL HELP ME I HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT THIS IS LIFE IN ESTONIA. AND JUST TRY WARN OTHERS ABOUT THE SITUATION.
 
THE COLONEL OF POLICE IN TALLINN TOLD ME THAT HE LOOKED AT MY FILES, AND AGREES WITH THE TRANSLATIONS OF MY COMPLAINTS. I CHALLENGE YOU PERSONALLY TO TAKE A LOOK AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. I CHALLENGE YOU TO CONTACT MY WITNESSES, AND FIND OUT WHAT THE POLICE DID OR DID NOT ASK THEM, AND WHAT THEY REPLIED. I CHALLENGE YOU TO LOOK AT 18 MONTHS OF COMPLAINTS, INCLUDING ASSAULTS, ABUSE, AND CONSTANT DISTURBANCES OF THE PEACE ON THE PART OF FAINA AND HER FRIENDS, AND THEN TO VERIFY MY COMPLAINTS WITH MY WITNESSES.
 
IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO THIS, THEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO SAY.
 
 
I ONLY WISH THE PEOPLE OF ESTONIA, AND ANYONE WHO HAPPENS TO COME HERE, THE BEST OF LUCK UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
 
SINCERELY
 
MARKUS REHBACH
Estonia...State of Terror

2+2 equals 120 Euro…Estonia State of Terror

How obvious does it have to be before anyone admits the obvious. Police make up a 40 euro misdemeanor charge. They torture me. They lock me up in a dungeon for 3 hours. In the ‘interview room’ I ask to write a statement saying I refute the charges, and I am put in prison for the remainder of 48 hours. In prison I am showed the 40 euro misdemeanour charge sheet again. This time I am allowed to write a statement, and with a translators help, state that I want them to tick the boxes stating that I wish to appeal the charges, and appear personally in court. They write up a different charge sheet stating I did NOT want to appeal the charges or appear in court. Then when I try to have them investigated they make up a NEW charge, which they have NOT mentioned to anyone in ANY of the investigations that have been made, and in ANY of the correspondence sent to me. How obvious does it have to be. They make things up as they go along. You complain and they add new fines. And no-one notices this? No-one cares? Clearly a ‘punishment’ for trying to get an investigation, and a warning to give up? What comes next if I keep trying to get justice???

 

Hamlet lists all the ills of this world that make being dead a positive alternative. ‘The insolence of office’ is among them.

 

Seems that no matter how far we think we have progressed as a ‘society’, bad old human nature just keeps rearing its ugly head. Dumb and ugly.

 

I look around at all the dumb and ugly buildings and broken pavements. Compare this to a similar community is Eastern Germany. Why is it so dumb and ugly after 15 years of ‘freedom’. Expensive cars parked outside rotting concrete buildings. Priorities! But I can understand people not wanting to invest in things you cannot just pack up and take with you in a hurry, when you are forced to leave.

 

The Russians came here, unwelcomed, and told everyone what to do. If you didn’t do it they terrorised you. If you didn’t bow to them they tortured you, locked you up. If you still didn’t bow, they transported you to Siberia. The ‘Russians’ here told me to go. They terrorised me. They tortured me. They locked me up.

 

Now they have ‘fined’ me my complete living costs for 2 weeks. After torturing me. After imprisoning me for 48 hours. After wasting so much of my time and energy and willpower.

 

6 weeks ago everyone at the court building, including people in the public prosecutors office and court, expressed shock when I told them my story. Disbelief. Yesterday they are saying ‘yes, of course the police can lock you up for 48 hours on the smallest of misdemeanour charges, as long as there is some charge. The tiniest supposed infringement, such as making some noise. Anything they care to consruct. Any sort of meaningless charge. And then and there they can handcuff you, and imprison you, without you having any rights except to have one person informed of this, and the right to call a YOUR lawyer, whose phone number you have memorised. And even then they will just lock you up. The lawyer will not be able to stop this. And all for some slight, meaningless, trivial excuse they made.

 

And then they do can change paperwork, so that where you said you definitely didn’t accept the charges, and wish to go to court, and have a legal aid representative, they simply write up another form and sign it. They claim YOU wouldn’t sign it, to explain why YOUR signature does not appear on the fake new one they wrote up. On this fake one you do NOT wish to appeal.

 

You ask them again and again for the date your appeal is to be heard in court. If you fail to attend they can come and lock you up again. So you are motivated to find out.

 

However they don’t tell you anything. In fact they are using their new fake report to ‘decide’ themselves, without any court hearing. And they decide to add another charge to the original 40 euro fine misdemeanor. In the last 6 weeks they have told different ‘investigators’ different stories about what it is they are claiming I did. And only now, after 6 weeks, do I see a NEW charge. One for an additional 80 euro, which one person says is for insulting police officers, and another says is for failing to follow police orders.

 

The order to ‘Go home Yankee’? The order to agree that Faina is a really nice person and I am evil? The order to agree that I deserve to be tortured, and have no right to call out to a passing friend to get them to witness what is happening, and maybe translate for me?

 

Now apparently in Estonia is IS quite normal for police to put you in prison in this manner, on the very slightest of pretexts / excuses. Be warned. I find it hard to believe. I cannot believe that the European Union could tolerate this sort of law.

 

Next the issue that the police made their decision without informing me. They apparently have no need to inform you. Apparently you are supposed to keep going to the police station every day to ask what they are doing with regard to your case. For I only found out by accident, when I asked someone at the court to check the computers again, and they called the police and got some papers send to their office.

 

According to which the police had ‘decided’ weeks ago to fine me, adding that nasty 80 euro fine to the original one, even though I had already spent 48 in prison. And the thing is, I would never have known I had only 2 days left to appeal, or pay the fine. If I failed to pay the fine they will send the ‘debt’ to a private debt collection agency which would freeze my bank accounts and simply take whatever money they wanted i.e the original fines plus their own fees, commissions, interest etc, which certainly, from a brief visit to a ‘justice ministry’ webpage, would have quickly more than doubled the fines.

 

Fines for not agreeing with police that Faina is not the world’s most delightful person. Fines for not accepting torture.

 

And so I ask at the public prosecutors office, and court, what I can do. They each send me back and forth to the other. Finally one insists that the court is responsible for taking my statement that I wish to appeal. Finally they tell me to take a seat and write a note to that effect.

 

But they all want me to see a lawyer. And here is the point. What sort of legal system can claim to be in the interests of the people, if the people cannot possibly deal with it without expensive middle-men?

 

It is one thing to be fined two weeks living expenses for nothing, after having already served 48 in solitary. For nothing.

 

They then basically coerce you into accepting their ‘decision’ by making it impossible to appeal without an expensive lawyer. You have to pay more than the fine to a lawyer to get them to fight the fine. So you cannot win. It is just another form of violence. A fine on a fine. You agree with police about everything, that 2+2=whatever they want it to, or they lock you up. Then they fine you. They don’t tell you you have been fined. You only find out when your bank accounts have been frozen by a debt collection agency, or they have appeared at your house with a bailiff, and are taking anything of value they can sell off cheaply to cover the fine plus fees.

 

So basically this is a continuation of the harassment, violence, and intimidation. The terrorisation. You cannot know what they will do next. Any time you try to get someone to investigate, they do a lame job of it, merely asking superficial questions and accepting any superficial responses, no matter that each time the police give a different response. No matter that each time the police change some part of their story, and paperwork.

 

No need to explain why your signature or statement is not attached to their NEW charge sheet. They simply say you didn’t write a statement and refused to sign it. So they can keep writing new documents as they need to cover themselves. Not that any real investigation every occurred.

 

As far as I know the people I listed as witnesses have never been given a chance to give their statements. Statements which contradict what they police have said. Of course they would have given Faina every chance to vent her malice, and continue her persecution of me.

 

This is all comes on the tail of around 18 months of police victimisation, bias, prejudice, fraud, failure to follow up on my complaints, and basic terrorisation. All criminal as far as I can see. For police have a certain job to do. Not doing it is a criminal act. An act of omission. They began with acts of omission, and worked their way up to actually committing acts of criminality. Falsifying my statements. Not allowing me to make statements. Apparently it is NOT criminal just to lock someone up for 48 hours on some trumped up trivial misdemeanor charge. Like not doing what Faina says all the time, and ‘disturbing her peace as ruling monarch at 5-11 Pargitaguse’. Like not agreeing with police that she is a lovely woman with only everyone’s best interests at heart. Like not agreeing with police that they are supposed to treat all residents equally.

 

So beware. You can easily be locked up in Estonia for 48 hours if the police decide they want to. The excuse they give will mean nothing. It can be so trivial that you won’t believe it. And it will be legal.

 

So I cannot complain about that, here in Estonia. That is the law. The law of the terror state.

 

But even Estonia has laws about falsifying evidence, falsifying documentation, prejudicial treatment, and maybe even torture. Who knows. It IS possible. One can only dream right?

 

So the only way to get anywhere is to have someone investigate the last 18 months, allowing me access to all files concerning me, so I can direct the investigators attention to the significant things. Otherwise they would never get anywhere. Just ask ‘did you do a bad thing’ and get the answer from police ‘no, we did nothing wrong’.

 

I felt like I had walked into alternate universes back at the court building. 6 weeks ago everyone was shocked that I had been locked up for a misdemeanor. Yesterday everyone acting like of course that is O.K. What happened in between? Some blanks on a pro-forma police document were filled in with lies? And because police have written something it must be true?

 

This is what sucks. People who work with the police just assuming that they, as a ‘we’ are all nice guys, and anyone who challenges this self-perception must be a criminal. It is the state going from the assumption that anything police say must be the truth. Anyone who challenges the police version is lieing, and must be punished for doing so.

 

They have to be deterred from challenging authority in any way. This is George Orwell’s 1984. This is the terror state. This is Estonia, a fully subsidised member of the European Union in 2013. German and french tax payers are subsidising it. So Estonian police can race around in cars like boy racers? So Estonian lawyers can grow rich ‘interpreting’ the law for the people who supposedly have ‘made’ the laws in the first place?

 

Or who makes laws? And for whose benefit? If the average person needs to spend months of their income just to appeal a trivial, trumped up misdemeanor charge, then what does this say about the legal system. Is it intended to produce justice? Or is it intended to crush the average person into submission to a police state?

 

What could be so difficult about writing up laws in plain language that anyone can understand? What is so hard about making processes transparent, so that anyone can represent themselves in court? Surely it is simply about calling witnesses, getting access to documents, and simply laying the case bare?

 

It would be if the object of the legal system were justice. So it clearly isn’t. Every social survey they do in Estonia reports on the failure of the system, assuming it was meant to produce justice. Is it failure, or is it a deliberate strategy? How hard can it be to change things in a democratic society? Don’t you simply vote on things? If a system is failing, don’t you simply reform it, and get new people in who can make it work? Surely you fire incompetent tradesmen from your building project? But what is it about incompetent public servants? Why are they so special that they don’t need to perform the tasks they are paid to perform with any competence and ethics?

 

Surely if there is a problem and the public know about it, they simply demand changes. Demand reforms. Laws that are clear and fair. Demand greater accountability. I have argued for years that the legal profession needs to be socialised. It shouldn’t take 4 years of university to work out what the law is, and how it applies to a case. If the government have any record relating to me, I should be able to walk into their office and get a copy of it. I should be asked to actively participate in any investigation that I am demanding. I should be able to direct it. I should have MORE power than the police when it comes to investigating them. For they have the natural advantage over the citizen, and this needs to be balanced.

 

If challenging police and asking for an investigation of their corruption and/or incompetency automatically cost you a tripling of your original fine, then who is going to do this? If appealing a decision will cost you multiples of what the fine would have cost, in legal fees, not to mention all the time and effort and stress, and fear of further police persecution, then who is going to appeal?

 

Who except the real criminals with the expensive lawyers who know all the tricks? A Professional criminal is more likely to get off completely free after murdering someone than the average person is likely to get justice after being charged with some absurd and patently fabricated misdemeanor charge, as far as I can see. For real criminals have lawyers. Real lawyers.

 

I have to remind you of the important of principles. You either have them or you don’t. If you don’t get people to behave when it comes to relatively minor things, then it will certainly be too late when it comes to larger things. This is the real reason most society’s ultimately fall apart. People doing nothing about the ‘little’ things and then finally everything blowing up, when big things happen, and there is no system in place for really dealing with it. The victims take things into their own hands and run riot. For they have lived for years having sacrificed their rights to natural justice to a state that had promised to care for their rights itself. They had put up with a lot, on the understanding that no system is perfect, and that the benefits of centralising ‘violence’ in the hands of the government is still the best option. But when that government continually fails to protect the people, it becomes clear to them that the government itself is a problem that must be eliminated, and the people take back their right to natural justice, to the law of the jungle, to the right to employ violence against violence on an individual basis.

 

And so the society falls into lawlessness, with each person seeking justice for themselves. This is, in my mind, the real reason for the collapse of societies. Socities usually ‘fail’ at the height or depth of their economic conditions, but the depths are usually only the result of an unjust state, as the heights are usually associated with massive inequality.

 

I hate to make myself vulnerable to having my honesty about human nature abused, but I will risk it again. I was surprised by my own emotions regarding my experience. I could easily imagine taking revenge upon the people who have committed acts of violence against me, to satisfy the emotional need, knowing full well it would be ‘unreasonable’. For I am a philosopher by nature. I am the most reasonable of people. And even I felt this overwhelming emotional drive just to act, without regard to the consequences. A natural innate urge to protect yourself from the violence and threats of others. And if I am capable of feeling this even for a few moments, then I can only imagine how others feel. Others who are not committed to principles. Others who do not share my silly dreams of a better world. Others who have still not given up on lofty ideals. Others who do not have a vision of a better world. A vision that seems so easy to realise. A vision that is shattered every time I have to deal with average people in average situations.

 

What would happen if there was a sudden break-down of this society? How many people have grudges that they feel a burning desire to avenge? You think all the violence that has happened in history was just an exception to the rule of human society? You think we are somehow different from those people? People who, as soon as society broke down, began murdering each other. Began torturing each other. Began plotting and scheming to destroy each other. Began transporting each other to Siberia, or labour camps, or prisons. Do you think that all the violence is history? That human nature has changed? That even the systems have changed? That the police today are here to protect our rights? Without bias or favor? Do you think that people in the past suddenly woke up, and because some revolution had been proclaimed, they suddenly became malicious, nasty, violent, vicious individuals? That their hate, their malice, their impulse to destroy others, was produced by some clever propaganda of some clever dictator?

 

I confess I am a dreamer. I have a vision that I can almost touch, it is so realisable. So easy to attain. So easy to make real. Only problem is human nature. The subjects I would need to work with are the actual problem. It is heart breaking. So predictable. So easy to have contempt for.

 

6 weeks ago a woman was shocked at my story. Yesterday she was accusing me. Surely I must have deserved whatever happened? ‘You have had trouble with police in other countries, haven’t you?’ Yes, Korea. But nothing like this. She went on to imply that that was obvious proof of my guilt. She made some typical comments, to be expected in this context, which I had prepared for. i.e Why do I keep having trouble with people, if I am not myself the source? i.e I am the common denominator, aren’t I? Well, you see, the common denominator is human nature. And as soon as you are denied the justice in one circumstance, the next victimisers will use your past victimisation against you as an accusation and indictment. So I mention that famous character Jesus, and asked her why he had so much trouble. Of course she got excited that I would dare to place myself in any connection with Jesus. For she was the christian.

 

I remember 6 weeks ago when she said she would pray for me. And I responded that that was one of the problems with supposed ‘christians’, that they will not actually help you. They will ask their god to. Very generous. Very likely to be of help to the victim. This is the problem with religion. It is all masturbation. No principle. Actions help. Not prayer. All the good christians are unwilling to behave as Jesus has begged them to. Instead they make empty confessions of being ‘christian’ and talk about Jesus , and build huge new churches. They do nothing that would make Jesus smile. It is so irritating and predictable.

 

And so I replied with my prepared response. It was a predictable attitude so I have considered how I could reply. So I asked her about the woman who was raped once, and had everyone’s sympathy. And then she is raped again, and people stop being sympathetic, as if this second rape somehow casts doubts over the first one. For who gets raped twice? Surely she must be doing something to attract this? Surely she is responsible for being raped? What is she doing to attract all this rape’. I commented in this line, and suddenly, to my surprise, the woman actually agreed, indicating by body language and words that ‘yes, she must have been somehow provoking the rapes, by the way she dressed or something’…as she sketched out a short skirt with her hands…I was shocked

 

And this is the thing. I watched a movie a few days ago. About an Albino kid whose mother had died after being struck by lightning just before his birth. And in this film a character asks the young man ‘did you think that all those terrible things you have read about in books only happen in books, and not in real life?’ And he went on to list all the horrific things people did to each other. And he really got me. For I have to wonder at my own naivite in harboring hopes for humanity. Why do I bother trying to get people to behave as if they were nice, caring, conscientious, good willed, and all that. When they are patently not? How can I ever be heartbroken by people again and again, as if I could have expected better of them? Why do I do this to myself?

 

Of course I don’t go looking to get into trouble. It finds me. That woman accused me further by claiming that ‘other people don’t have the problems you have’. I tried to explain to her that my other neighbours did more or less have similar problems, only they figured it was better to simply NOT challenge Faina. They were not willing to ‘take up arms against a see of troubles’. They simply put up with things they didn’t think were right, for fear of suffering even worse.

 

And that is my problem. Most people, in the situations I have found myself, would simply have accepted whatever injustice and added it to their reasons to hate people, their reasons not to care about others, their reasons to try to screw anyone and everyone they could before they screwed them. Most people take the line of least resistance in public. In private they complain, drink, take drugs, plot their revenges. But in public they just put up with the injustice. They maybe even kind of like it, as it justifies all their own worst character flaws and everyday behaviors. For if others are evil, selfish, malicious, and only out to get you, then that justifies anything you might do, or feel towards them. Right? It’s hard to express unless you are willing to get my point, and meet me halfway.

 

If the clever, ambitious youth is victimised, then they can use that to justify opportunistically exploiting their superiority later in life, in business or their career, and not giving a damn about anyone else. Why give a damn about the less fortunate when they not only didn’t give a damn about you. When in fact they actively conspired against you? What better justification for not giving a damn about anyone? And so in some way people use their bad experiences with others to serve their own ends. People without the innate goodwill required of a Jesus, a reformer, a philosopher.

 

Most people ‘don’t have the problems I do’ because they simply don’t operate in terms of principles. I do. I fight for justice on principle. Because of the principle as much as the actual injustice I suffered. I see things in terms of principles. If you allow this principle to be violated, then you have nothing. I see the potential consequences down the line, in the long term. So the relatively small things take on a huge scale. I am fighting for my own rights as much as the universal principle at stake. I don’t pick fights. But when people try to push me around, when they ignore their contractual agreements, when they violate my rights, when they try to bully me, when they lie about me…etc etc…I not only get passionate about the personal violation, but the violation of the principle.

 

At what point do you stand up for yourself, and your principles? How can people live just complaining in private, using alcohol and other drugs to mask the anger and pain? Well, take a look at society and you will see how. See all the problems.

 

People have told me to my face, in private, that they admired me. They saw that I got into trouble for standing up for myself, but they felt that at least when I went home I didn’t carry all the frustrations that they did. They said things along that line. That they bottled everything up and kept it inside, but that it had a habit of expressing itself in ways worse than the ways I was punished for standing up for myself. They wished they could do what I did!! I wonder if they realised how much I have suffered. How many opportunities I have been denied, simply because of my principles. How much of my life wasted.

 

Even the ‘christian’ woman felt the need to tell me that I should move countries again. Leave Estonia. Like I had left every other country.

 

Of course I will have to. I will. But I wonder with what sort of scars. I have lost over 25 years of my life, moving from one victimisation to the next. Government’s have proven no more honest in their dealings with me than petty businessmen. It is the people that are the problem. How can I hope to build an optimal society using the means available? Is there a place for the average person in an optimal society?

 

With each new ‘incident’, I feel that the approach the characters in my novels take is the only one likely to succeed. And even it has only a small chance of success, based on embryology, and human nature. You will have to read those novels if you want to know what that is.

 

I have kept as small a ‘profile’ as possible. I live in the cheapest flat, in a nowhere place. I avoid all unnecessary interactions with people. For they have proven so heartbreaking. I have left countries, and careers, after having had my life taken away from me by governments, to go to work in strange countries for less than minimum wage. And still I had the same troubles with people. I downsized my life to the bare necessities, eating only ‘out of date’ food. No fridge. No oven. No cooking. No social life. Second hand shoes and clothing. No lounge. No t.v. Just the cheapest computer, guitar etc that I could find, to write my books and music. So that I might be productive. I spend most of my time trying to solve the problems of the world, because it is the only world I have. And because I fear that death might not be an escape at all, but merely a pause, before having to return to this world.

 

This world is ugly and stupid, for the most part. Mean. Malicious. Vicious. Spiteful. Deny this if you like. But it is denial. Either that or you don’t notice it, as these traits describe yourself. They describe a part of even the ‘best’ of people. Not anyone’s fault as it is all determined. Just facts. Ugly facts. And few people who dare to openly speak up about this get to live comfortably or die in their beds of old age! Maybe a few intellectuals come to admire them centuries later, and thank them for their work and sacrifice. But that is little consolation to the dead.

 

So what can I do. Keep writing books that no-one will read. Keep sacrificing my time and energy trying to optimalise the world, while it keeps beating me down, and breaking my heart?

 

I think Jim Morrisson died because he knew he could not go back to America. He ran off to Paris to avoid police persecution in America. If he returned to his home, he would face injustice, and prison. I think it broke him. That such things could happen in ‘the land of the free’. That people could be so ugly and stupid. That he would have to suffer personally for their flaws. I think that is what killed him. Not the drugs or alcohol. He took them to escape. They were not the problem.

 

I don’t know how different I am. That I cannot bear to stand by while people lie about me. That I have to speak up for myself. That I have to push to get the truth recognised. That I need the truth to be validated so much that I will risk getting into trouble.

 

O.K, in every case I was fighting for my own rights. For justice for myself. As much as for any principle. People signed contracts with me then decided to act as if they hadn’t. People tried to take advantage of me and I tried to get justice through legal means. Always legal. I have never ever in my life allowed myself the satisfaction of getting ‘revenge’ on any of my persecutors. I have only written up the stories as factually as possible, hoping that somehow that might make something positive of the negative, that somehow someone somewhere might learn something, and avoid the same problems, or maybe even try to reform the systems I was involved with. Maybe even seek justice.

 

I write and try to learn lessons and share them. I try to make the best of a bad situation. Hence my novels. They are the fruit of decades of deep, painful reflections. I have read everything I could. I have engaged in heated debates with anyone who might be able to offer clues. I have learned all I could and tried to teach. I have endured things most people would not accept as endurable. They would not live like I do, in order to live true to themselves. It is soooo hard. I would never ask anyone else to do it.

 

But I do ask you to read my books and take an honest look in the mirror, at ourselves, and our society.

 

Talking to people only gives you insights into their flawed ways of ‘reasoning’ and ‘thinking’. They don’t really reason or think. I shouldn’t be surprised any more by what people say and do. And I wonder how I still am.

 

So I hide in my cheapest of cheap slum lifestyle. Hide away from all the pain of the world. I have as little to do with it on a day to day basis as I can. For anytime I open the door I seem to open it to malicious, spite, viciousness, ugliness, stupidity.

 

I have a few ‘friends’ who I treasure. People I can be myself with. It is the best therapy. But I can never hope to have a decent job. I can probably never hope to be published in my lifetime. I suffer such terrible migraines just from engaging with the everyday world. Just in trying to live without being harmed by others. I never break the law. I never do anything to violate anyone’s rights or interests. I may not do everything how everyone does them, but I do no harm.

 

I honor my agreements. I do what I say I will. I try to do things the optimal way. People won’t let me. It is like I am challenging their self esteem by trying to be a good person. How dare I be any different to them? People act like their way of doing things is the only and naturally best way, and have no interest in ‘learning’ anything from anyone. As if they all know what is best.

 

I have no status or authority. People feel they can do whatever they like to me. People have gotten away with doing all sorts of horrible things to me.

 

And here, in Estonia, where I kept the lowest possible profile, I still found myself on the end of human malice, vindictiveness, and violence. To think I would end up being tortured and imprisoned here, ultimately because I wanted to turn lights off when the sun was blazing, and keep my door open an inch to allow a breeze through my boiling hot flat in summer, or because I thought I had a right to have access to a communal balcony. All because one malicious woman did not get her way with everything. All because the police spoke her language, and felt that all foreigners, because they did not side with Russians in everything, must be bad? Fined 2 weeks living expenses because I would not just allow all this to happen to me without complaining? Forced to leave my home, and yet still not left in peace?

 

I am trying to express the real problem. If this can happen, as similar things have happened so many other times, for no reasonable reason, then what else awaits me here.

 

The police can simply fabricate the slightest pretext for repeating the whole terrifying, ugly, heart breaking, soul destroying experience. If I complain to a neighbour about them smoking will I end up in prison, with more fines?

 

And to think I am constantly told I have to go to the police station to get anything done. After I have explained over and over what they have already done to me, and that I have every reason to fear them, and no reason to feel confident that they will NOT repeat their behaviour, and easily do much worse next time.

 

You tell me how threatening it is to have charges ADDED to your previously unjustified charges immediately after you lodge an appeal and complaint about them? You tell me how threatening it is to know that what the police did was NORMAL in estonia, and no surprise to anyone. How could you live here?

 

Problem is, where do I have to go? Would you let someone drive you out of your home again and again? What would you do? Just pay the fines, and accept you are powerless to get any justice? Live in fear? Start drinking?

 

It is so hard and expensive to move. I moved here because it was the only way I could afford to live, and continue to work on my books, music, and to think. If I return to Australia or Germany I would end up on government benefits, with everyone trying to exploit me. I would not even have the time to work on my projects. I would not be able to be productive and creative. And it would be sending the message to the Faina’s of this world, and all the police who have victimised me, that they can do what they like. It will empower them to become even greater monsters.

 

But if no-one will carry out a real investigation, there will be no justice.

 

So I guess I will have to pay the fines, which are simply extortion, and violence against me, to try to get out of the loop I am in. I will have to stop seeking justice. I will be betraying my principles. What will become of me? All I have is my principles.

 

I don’t expect anyone will help me. Why should they? They are not intelligent enough to realise that if they don’t, then they themselves could be the next victim. Them or someone they DO care about. And when that happens it will be too late. And they will find that no-one will help them either. For they have set the precedent.

 

If you have any ideas please let me know.

 

Luckily I just by chance found out that there were fines, and that my appeal had been ignored, and that so I still have the chance to pay the fines before worse happens, and to appeal the decision…though I am not confident that people have given me the right information i.e that my appeal is actually valid as the judge cancelled the appointment they were going to give me simply because of the police charges…which makes no sense as my complaints concern those charges, as part of a larger program of victimisation, harrassment, and terrorisation???

 

Markus May 15, 2013…now 6.35 (I couldn’t sleep…I have been writing this since about 3 a.m! I wanted to work on my novel, but I had to waste precious energy and time on this just to get it off my chest so I can concentrate…but now I have to go to lawyers, banks, and courts, and waste more of my time without any confidence anyone is on my side, understands what I say, or actually cares!!I had to take pain killers, and my head is still hurting all over…allergy? Stress? One moment it is one tooth, then another, then my ear, then my eye, then something else??? on top of migraine from all this police related stress!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estonia...State of Terror

After months, police tell me that if you are being tortured in a police car and try to draw your friends attention to this fact, then the police may lawfully place you in isolation for 48 hours, on misdemeanour charges, which they are free to constantly change

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translation took longer than expected. After examining the translated content, and memo
Police oral explanations and video footage can be argued that the police behaved with you
correctly and in accordance with the law. With you through out the procedural steps answered
misdemeanor procedure code requirements.

Your detention was justified and targeted regime to an end. Based on the
above, I find that your memo is a mere affirmation, and do not reflect the objective circumstances of what happened.
Police division and ethnic mitteetnilisteks by you is cynical and unacceptable.

Response in case of disagreement, you have the right to appeal to an administrative court and challenge
the legality of the police action.

 
Sincerely,

 
/ digitally signed /

 

Urmas Sibrits

police Lieutenant

Eastern Prefecture, police office, police station Jõhvi

Head of Police Department

 
3372301; urmas.sibrits @ politsei.ee

Estonia...State of Terror

A final call to KAPO, and anyone else being paid to investigate corruption and criminality in the Estonian police force

I have sent official complaints, in Estonian and English, as signed digidoc statements, over the past year or so. As I feared, things got worse, due to the lack of any accountability within the police force in Johvi, and in Estonia as a whole.

Is anyone going to respond to my complaints? How serious does it have to get before you will investigate corruption in Estonia? Or is all this a sham, a front… all impression management?

I can get this translated into ANY language you want, but that will not determine your INTENT to do your job, and actually investigate anything.

Do you intend doing your job? Or should I take my tax dollars to a civilised country?

More and more Estonia appears to be a terror state, where police terrorise and harass the population into silence. Just what do they have planned?

I know from personal experience how corrupt the police here are. I can only guess at how corrupt they really are. How many innocent people are in prison. How many people live in fear of the police.

I have live like characters in the Estonian novels I have read…with my bags packed…dreading that knock on the door form the ‘police’.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

If you are NOT going to do your duty, please at least be big enough to admit it, and tell me that I am wasting my time. I will then leave the country. I feel sorry for those people who can NOT do so. Just look at the statistics. I wonder how much your lack of interest in justice is reflected in the continual departure of Estonians from Ida Virumaa, and Estonia as a whole.

I have already been driven by my home by the police, acting as the agents of a malicious bullying neighbour. Do you mean to drive me out of the country?

Somehow I feel all the European Union funding for your oganisations and infrastructure has been wasted. Without the correct culture, it is all just pretty architecture and impression management. I wonder how many hard working, hard saving Germans and French people will continue to pay the highest taxes in the world, to help subsidise the lowest taxing country. A country where Germans are actively discriminated against, assaulted, tortured, and imprisoned, for no reason, other than the satisfaction of malicious Ethnic Russian Estonian neighbours and Ethnic Russian Estonian police. Children you give all this power to, without any accountability. Children who can do as they please, as their ‘parents’ do not care to exert their ‘parental’ authority.

This is serious. Give me the resources and I can prove everything. And by doing so you will probably uncover a great deal of corruption which otherwise no-one would have noticed. For every action that IS noticed, many more go un-noticed.

And any organisation that claims it has ‘no problems’ must be given new management. For if people were NOT prone to corruption by nature, then we would have no NEED for police in the first place. And as far as I know police are drawn from the wider population, and not from some far off distant planet where all the beings are perfect.

Or???

Markus Rehbach…running out of digidoc signatures…so I will post this as it is.

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Estonia...State of Terror

Justice demands a criminal investigation into the Johvi police…for torture, terrorisation, violation of human rights, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice

This is a very brief summary for anyone who wants to know the facts
Since I moved into Pargitaguse 5-11, my neighbour in no. 12, Faina, with the help of some other tenants, has made my life hell. She has banged on my door at all hours. She has kicked my door over and over. She has slammed my door shut over and over. She has physically assaulted me, and prevented me from using the stairwell. She has locked me out of the balcony, and refused to lend me a copy of the key to copy. She has refused to allow me to buy a new lock and give everyone a key. Her boyfriend has assaulted me. She has called me ‘schwine’ and ‘hund’. She has done many of these things with the police present, and with their consent.
Recently someone tried to steal my bike by removing the door on my basement box. I doubt Faina was ignorant of this fact. I believe she had something to do with it. Either actively or passively. I decided to try to avoid problems by simply selling my bike. I had tried to keep it in my tiny flat, but had kept tripping over it.
Faina began her campaign soon after I had moved in.  She was incapable of compromising in any way.
This became clear when I turned off lights in the stairwell, there being absolutely no need for them to be on, it being high summer and the stairs being bathed in full sunshine. She contacted my real estate agent and told him that I was drinking and partying all night, and that all the neighbours were complaining about me. This was the first assault.
I removed a loose piece of door frame from the bottom of the balcony doors, in order to allow some breeze to flow between my extremely hot flat and the balcony. The gap was a few centimeters. Immediately she began complaining that my neighbour’s child was in danger because of the ‘cold wind’.
Any time I did anything that she did not like, she reverted to threats, absurd complaints, physical violence, and ultimately, a rule of terror. She employed all her ‘friends’ to this end. They all stood at my door, mocking me, laughing at me, and constantly kicking my door, slamming it shut, pulling it wide open, and yelling at me. HOwever the police filed a complaint against ME for some sort of ‘disturbance of the peace’.
Even after the police, after my constant requests, finally gave Faina TWO verbal warnings to leave my door alone, making it clear to her that I had every right to leave my joor slightly open, to try to get some relief from the heat, she and her boyfriend, and her other friends, continued to slam my door shut, kick it, and yell abuse at me.
I have called the police to my flat many times to deal with Faina and her boyfriend. However apart from one instance, each time they made treated ME like a criminal, and Faina like some sort of Saint. Only once did a police officer actually do their job, and actually took a statement from me. Faina refused to open the door to him. And then back at the Johvi police station the police undid any good work this police officer had done by falsifying my complaint / the charge sheet. I have asked repeatedly, verbally through the official translator, and in emails, for a copy of my original complaint.
I have seen NO evidence that ANY of my complaints, including that of physical assault, were ever followed up by police. Anyone with access to the mobile phone records, and my own handwritten and typed complaints, will be able to verify what the police did and did not do. Surely falsifying testimony / complaints / official documents is a criminal act?
I decided it was best to sell my bike. I asked my neighbours in flat 10 if it was O.K to put it on the balcony, in a corner where it bothered no-one, until I sold it. They said this was fine. Several times I had to ask them for their key copy (which was too bent to copy when I took it to the locksmith), when people said they would be coming over to see it. SEveral times they were not home, so I asked them if I could put my own lock on it, and give them a key. If Faina needed to open it she could ask them. They agreed. I did this as someone said they were definitely coming to buy it the next day. I did not want to risk my neighbours not being home at flat 10. For Faina had refused many times to lend me her key. I had no room in my small flat for the bike.
Faina seized this opportunity to continue her terrorisation of me. That night or morning she emailed or faxed a complaint to the police stating that I had locked her out of the balcony. She has her own balcony. And police had told me before that Faina could put a lock on the balcony if she chose, and deny me access to it. They told me it was NOT a police affair, and I would have to approach the building management about Faina locking ME out of the balcony.
I state this because it is now clear in hindsight, that the police used this ‘complaint’ as an excuse to harass me.
That it was just an excuse is clear when you see that they immediately ‘dropped’ that complaint, and even denied it ever existed, stating ‘we do NOT need a reason to knock on your door’.
Initially the police tried to push passed me into my flat. I said I would come out in a second. I put a think fleece on. I wearing my sleeping shorts, and sandals. I had never seen these police before. I did not see any signs of the pure hatred, malice, contempt, and conceited arrogance that they were to display shortly. I thought they were unfortunate victims of Faina’s campaign of terror against me. So I explained why I put the lock on. I explained that the people in flat 10 had a key. They said that Faina, the poor angel, had been prevented from hanging up her washing my my lock. I asked them to check her washing machine, to see if she had any washing in there. I even bet them 1000 euros that she didn’t. They were not impressed.
I took them to the basement to show them my ‘box’ and the removed door, so they could see that I could not leave my bike
there. I showed them how none of the other boxes had even had their cardboard covers removed, which was very suspicious. Faina’s box was right next to mine. They appeared to take offence at something, and gave me angry looks. As I tried to walk passed Sergei he actually shoved me in the stomach. I kept going and went back into the building, followed by the Sergei and Marko.
In the stairwell they began shoving me and saying all manner of things about Faina, as if she were a Saint and ‘Mother Russia’, and I was some sort of evil, dirty, filthy, undesirable pest. I asked for my I.D. They would not give it to me. I needed to go to the toilet.
They blocked my door. I rang the doorbell of flat 10. Just as my neighbour in flat 10 opened her door, the police banged my head onto the concrete wall, tried ot kick my legs out from under me, and grabbed my hands, putting them in handcuffs.
Later my neighbour told me she was in shock when she opened the door. She had seen and heard what had been going on, and could see NO reason for the way the police were treating me. She has said on many occasions that they wished they could move, but they had bought at the wrong time, and now could not sell. They didn’t want ‘trouble’ with Faina, which more or less amounts to a fear of her. The police did NOT ask them the questions I asked them to, in relation to an earlier ‘assault’, when a Russian speaking police person crushed my foot in my door, and said ‘That’s YOUR problem’ when I complained. He had just finished an illegal search of my flat, after I had asked him to remain outside, and then to leave. That was the first time I had seen such open hostility, malice, hatred, conceited arrogance on a police officer. Only the Ethnic Estonian
officer with him kept him from expressing his malice further.
So I DO have a witness. But I fear she, and anyone else in the flat at the time, will be too scared to give evidence in court. After what happened to me, I cannot blame them.
For Sergei pulled my arms up so high it restricted my breathing, and was painful. In the police car Marko deliberately crushed the hand-cuffs as tight as he could, with a malicious grin on his face, when I complained that they were too tight and painful. He then crushed my head and neck against the car door window when I tried to call to a passing friend. He placed his full weight against my neck, against my Vagus nerve.
This is an illegal ‘choke’ hold. It can result in death from heart arrhythmia.
I was taken to a ‘dungeon’, a concrete box with no windows. The floor and door were covered in blood and faeces. The toilet was blocked. It would not flush. There was no way to sit. There was no toilet paper. I washed the seat as well I could and used one of my socks as toilet paper. I was left to rot in there for over 2 hours. I had been ‘arrested’ around 10 a.m. By the time I was in an ‘interview room’ it was past 1p.m, according to the ‘police translator’.
I was then told that I was being charged with a misdemeanour of ‘causing a public disturbance’ and ‘saying that Faina was a bitch’. In fact I had responded to the police’s praise of Faina by saying ‘Faina has been bitching about me to my real estate agent since I moved in, trying to get me evicted. He made some comment implying Faina was some sort of Saint, and the Manager of the flat, and I responded ‘She is a bitch…to me she is a bitch’. I added the last bit to be as fair as possible, realising that she was being a bitch to me, but that she might be quite nice to other people, for all I knew. I was being as honest as possible. I did not add the second comment to protect myself from any legal complaint, for I felt it was a scientific comment, for she WAS a bitch to me. I added the second part to be scientific. I then explained that ‘She has made my life hell’. I certainly made no ‘skandale’. Ask my neighbour in flat 10. Faina and her ‘bambino’ make more noise
when he leaves her flat before 7a.m than I made that day, even with the police provoking me and assaulting me.
In the interview room I asked if I could make a phone call. I asked for some paper and a pen to write a response to the misdemeanour charge. Sergei said I could not. He was very angry and conceitedly arrogant. He made comments to the effect that he was not going to let me waste any more of the police time. The translator simply read what was already written in English on the forms, and sort of translated the ‘charge’, which SErgei had already done, with a much better command of the English language than I could attribute to the ‘translator’. He had been speaking with me in English all the time. There was no need for a translator. She witnessed everything in the interview room. She witnessed Sergei denying me the right to write a response.
Sergei gave me a form to sign. I wrote two sentences on it and was about to sign it when he angrily tore the paper from my hand, and then wrenched the pen out of my hand. With great malicious glee he stated that ‘that’s it, you had your chance, now you will spend at least 48 hours in jail. The ‘translator’ agreed with him when I asked her to intervene. ‘You had your chance, no it is too late’. AFter this he actually expected me to sign another form in which I agreed that the force used had been necessary. When I asked to sign the other form he and the translator both said it was ‘too late’. When I tried to plead with them, Sergei took the second form from me and said that now that was TWO forms I had failed to sign, implying I would be spending ANOTHER 48 in jail for that. And I thought that meant ‘the dungeon’. I was terrified but decided I could do nothing, so I simply asked if I could call a lawyer. Sergei said I could only call MY lawyer. I asked if I could call a lawyer from the phone book. He said NO. He said I could give them the number of ONE person they would contact to inform that I was in jail. I was given a piece of paper and pen. I wrote down TWO names and locations where they could be found / contacted. I also wrote a line stating that I wanted to sign the two forms. The paper was taken from me.
Marko put on his leather gloves, apparently keen for some violence again. I resigned myself to my fate.
Sergei told me to go back into the dungeon cell. I pointed to the blood, faeces, and blocked, now full, toilet, and he laughingly replied ‘That’s YOUR blood’, and closed the door.
About 15 minutes later I was taken to the main Johvi prison, and placed in a solitary cell. After the dungeon this cell was very much welcomed. At first. But it soon became hell for me. I was wearing only shorts, a thin fleece, and sandals. One sock was in the washbasin in the dungeon. I used the other to clean the cell.
I was kept in this cell for at least 48 hours. I was only allowed to leave it once, to face a group of mocking, derisive, vicious group of police whom I had lodged complaints against. They were filming me. So I went back into the cell to escape them. Other than these few moments, I was not allowed any freedom at all. I was brought meals. But no-one ever responded when I pressed the button which SErgei had said I should press if I needed anything. I checked it before I finally left, from the outside, and it appeared to work perfectly well. It lit up a set of L.E.D lights outside the cell.
Now this group, whom I had made several formal complaints about, entered my cell. I told the prison guard I was terrified of them, and to please stay and watch over me. She did. They were filming me and laughing. They got me to sign some form…apparently NOT The one I had written on. They did allow me to write a response.
But they would NOT let me call anyone. They said I was free to leave, but only by taxi or with them. They knew I had no money for a taxi, and that I was terrified of them. It was now past 10p.m. I was still in shock. I was exhausted. I asked the translator to explain to the prison guard that I had no money for a taxi, but that I would walk home the next morning…that I had to sleep in the prison that night.
The next morning it was clear that I was still a prisoner. It was terrifying. I became ill. I was freezing cold. I had to curl up on the mattress in a corner, trying to keep warm. I was terribly ill with migraine.
But no-one answered my calls, the ‘button’, or my tapping on the door with my metal cup.  The next morning police opened my cell. They were ethnic estonian but still they were laughing at me. What on earth did all these police think I had done to deserve this? This is why I am writing this again, now. So they can read it and understand how unjustly they have treated me.
Finally I was told I could leave. I went to the doctor on on leaving. I was then left in another cold room. I was taken back to Tammiku in the back of a police lock-up van. It was freezing cold. I was half naked. I was terrified the whole time that they were taking me back to the dungeon.
When I got ‘home’ I went straight to the library. I was too terrified to risk going back into my flat. For all I knew people were waiting. And I would NOT be able to defend myself against anything, for fear of being locked up again. As soon as I could I arranged to move out of my flat, waiting until someone was free to accompany me.
And so Faina got what she wanted. I have been forced to move out of my home by her and her conspiring police friends.
After almost giving up, I finally found someone who would listen to my complaint. I will know in a week or so if any investigation will take place. In the mean time I am living in fear of the police. I have packed my things many times over the last year, but each time I decided I was not going to let someone like Faina succeed in her malicous, arrogant, conceited, vicious, selfish, ruthless, self-righteous…etc…plans.
For THIS is the true evil on earth. Malice borne of conceited arrogance and a sense of entitlement over others. This time I packed in earnest. I have given things away, and am trying to sell other things. I cannot risk staying in Estonia, this ‘state of terror’, unless someone controls the police, and calls them to account.
And so I wait, my bags packed, for see if anyone will investigate the police, let alone bring them to account. If not, then I will have no choice but to leave. The police here are true terrorists. They allied themselves with a ruthless woman who would employ any means to get her own way. That she and the police would go this far, however, still shocks me. It terrifies me. But I should not be surprised. History shows the potential in human nature for such things. And anyone out there should be warned. History repeats.
You may feel that it does not concern you. But take a quick look at your nations history, and the history of humankind.

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