People looking for a way out of a life of crime may soon request admission to a witness protection programme also in Finland. If admitted, they would be re-settled under a new identity in a new residence and, if necessary, provided other security measures. The legislation on witness protection is set for implementation in early March.
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Finland set to launch witness protection
“The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) is prepared to launch the programme immediately, but only time will tell when we'll have our first case,” says Elina Immonen, a senior adviser at the Ministry of the Interior.