Trial of Estonian Red Army veteran put on hold
Estonia accuses him of taking part in the deportation of hundreds of his countrymen to Siberia after the war.
Meri has acknowledged taking part in the deportations, but denies responsibility. The veteran claims that he was unable to control the abuses of the local authorities and withdrew from the process.
The trial began in May at the site of the alleged deportation – the western Estonian island of Hiiumaa.