Information on a group known as the "Eagles", a unit of the large organization known as the "Fatherland" [EST23062.E]

Please see the attachment provided by the Estonian Centre for Human Rights for information on a group known as the Young Eagles (Noored Kotkad) and their relationship to the Defence League of Estonia (Kaitseliit). For information on the relationship of the Kaitseliit to the government see the diagram on page five of the attachment.

For more information on a group known as the Fatherland (Isaama), which was the ruling government coalition until March 1995 elections, consult Response to Information Request EST20774.E of 24 May 1995. For more information about the Kaitseliit and its recent activities please consult Responses to Information Requests EST20712.E of 11 August 1995, EST17838.E of 29 June 1994, EST17271.E of 24 May 1994, EST13972 of 27 April 1993 and EST10895 of 21 May 1992. For information on the organization Estonian Centre for Human Rights, please consult Response to Information Request EST21620.E of 17 August 1995.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Estonian Institute of Human Rights. 21 February 1995. Fax received by the DIRB.