“For a long time I could not find the prologue to the events that radically changed my life and made it almost unbearable. Until I analysed a huge number of piled up documents and happened to see a consistent plot. But all I want is to have my life back.”


(Inara Vilkaste, Riga-born entrepreneur)

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One day a successful businesswoman finds herself in the middle of a criminal plot: Extortion, arson, a disappeared lawyer and shady investigations became the unintended daily business of Inara Vilkaste. She got involved in dozens of legal proceedings. There is no evidence against her, but the threats never stopped. 


After years of fighting in her home country she took her case to the European Court of Human Rights. She keeps courageously following her path to find her way back to a normal life!


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"I want my life back!"

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Press releases

2013/06/25 Inara Vilkaste addresses the Council of Europe regarding the unlawful actions of KNAB (Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau) ...more


2013/03/14 Attorney-in-law: The identical testimonies given by the employees of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) fuel suspicions of inadequate investigation process...more


2013/03/11 The case against Ināra Vilkaste’s 76-year-old housekeeper will be reviewed in court...more


2013/02/28 Vilkaste demands a 10 year prison sentence to Štālbergs in a court appeal...more