* Former President Arnold Ruutel will henceforth be protected by a security team of 23 police.
On Nov. 16, the government allocated 7.5 million kroons toward the cost of protecting the former head-of-state, based on a risk assessment of his residence and family activities.
One leading constable, 16 senior constables and one constable will be employed to ensure Ruutel and his family are protected around the clock. Ruutel is entitled to such protection according to legal changes that took effect in February.
The changes stipulate that a former head-of-state is entitled to the same level of protection as a serving president.