TFR opened a case against the prosecutors and judges of Lithuania
TFR opened a criminal case against the prosecutors and judges in Lithuania for the illegal persecution of participants of events of 1991 in Vilnius. About it reports a press-Department service.
The statement of the TFR notes that the Prosecutor’s office of Lithuania from 2006 year opened cases against 60 former Soviet military, many of whom are now citizens of Russia. Lithuanian prosecutors suspect them of “committing a number of crimes during mass riots in Vilnius in January 1991.” They are accused of participation in an organized group with the aim of limiting the sovereign powers of the Lithuanian state, to overthrow the legitimate government of the country, as well as crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The judge of the Vilnius city district court pursuant to petitions of the Prosecutor’s office sanctioned the arrest in absentia of the Russians. They wanted. In 2011, one of them is Mikhail Golovatov, was detained at the request of Lithuania in Austria, but later released. In 2014, another former soldier Yury Mel was arrested in Lithuania. His case is now pending before the court.
During collisions of protesters in Vilnius with an army of 14 people were killed and more than 700 injured. In the case of those events in court was caused by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He stated that he did not intend to participate in the process.