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Today, on the Day of Mourning and Commemoration, the President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor laid a wreath at the statue of Linda on behalf of the Riigikogu, and said that the June deportation is an event that cannot be forgotten.

“There are events that cannot be forgotten because they are in our thoughts, our souls and our hearts. The fate of the people was hard and sad, many of them remained there, and they were punished for nothing,” Nestor said at the commemoration ceremony held at Lindamägi.

“Today we can be sure that nobody is punished if they are not guilty,” said the President of the Riigikogu. “Although this day commemorates sad events, may it still give us assurance that in the future such events will never happen again.”

During the night before 14 June 1941, mass deportation took place in Estonia. The Soviet occupation forces deported more than 10,000 persons to Siberia. Nearly 6000 children, women and men perished from hunger and exhaustion or were killed. On the Day of Mourning, the victims of all repressions are commemorated

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