Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.
Chiesa spent several hours behind bars after being taken into custody from his hotel in center of the Estonian capital Monday.
The police told the Italian politician that he had violated a ban on entering the country imposed on him on December 13.
The 74-year-old politician arrived in the Baltic country to give a speech entitled, “Should Europe be afraid of Russia?” to the members of a local media club.
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