“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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Vladimir Vashkevich’s lawyer believes that E.Gulbis and R.Shtalberg, who are being accused for arsons and thefts, are dragging out the trial with malicious intent

Latvian Themis is about to break a record: the case is being tried at the court of first instance for eight years already. Criminal case on car arson of director of Customs Criminal Board, deputy director general of State Revenue Service Vladimir Vashkevich and theft of documents from entrepreneur Inara Vilkaste, is being tried at the court of first instance for almost eight years already. It i


Port boss keeps his job despite corruption case

The longstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Riga, Leonids Loginovs, staed in his job after winning the backing of the port's board despite the opening of a criminal case against him by anti-corruption officers, LSM reports.  It's far from the first time Loginovs has beaten away efforts to unseat him from the highly lucrative position that has made him one of Latvi


Many sectors banned from 'micro-business' status

The Latvian government on Tuesday agreed a list of 37 industries and sectors in which companies will no longer be able to register as so-called 'micro-enterprises'. The micro-enterprise scheme was set up to encourage the formation of small companies under a low tax regime that would eventually grow into full-scale and full-tax-paying companies. However, the Finance Ministry believes the rule


Prosecutor Velta Zaluksne has requested ex-Mayor of Jurmala Raimonds Munkevics to be sentenced to five years of prison.

In the criminal case currently viewed by Riga City Kurzeme District Court, in which Mnkevics and once member of the board of Jurmala Ambulance Service Normunds Pirants stand as the accused, the prosecutor asks Munkevics’ owned properties to be confiscated and apply a prohibition for him to take posts in state and municipal institutions for three years. For Pirants, on the other hand, the prosec


Revenue service wants minister punished for million-euro memory lapse

The Latvian State Revenue Service (SRS) is requesting permission from the parliament (Saeima) to penalize Health Minister Guntis Belevics of the Greens and Farmers Union political party for failure to register the fact he had taken out a million-euro loan in his official tax declaration. In a letter to the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee, the SRS explains that the minister has



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!"

Video message by Inara Vilkaste

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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