District court of Vilnius has decided to interrogate former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in the form of witness about events in the Lithuanian capital in January 1991, the Agency BNS.
Judge Cornelia Ignore Macavine reported that a witness in the court has the ability to be summoned any person who has relevant information." Starting from the material of the considered criminal case determined that Mikhail Gorbachev may be, has knowledge about the details of the case. His name in the hearing showed not a single witness. Reference was made to the surname, for this reason, the court satisfies the petition of the lawyer of the victim ", - transfers its words of RIA " news ".
Vice-Minister of justice of Lithuania Julius Pious said that the decision of the district court will be translated into Russian language and sent to the Ministry of justice." in 1992 was signed the agreement between Lithuania and Russia on legal relations and civil legal aid. According to the agreement, when we receive the court decision will translate It and send to the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation ", - he said. Hearing about the January events at the Vilnius television station in 1991, was launched at the end of January. Just go over it with a 65 the accused, they protect over 100 lawyers. The victim recognized as the son of the deceased in January 1991 Apolinaras of Povilaitis Robertas first tried to convince the police to conduct a hearing on the role of Gorbachev in the incident and assign it the status of specificates. At the end of January, the General Prosecutor's office of Lithuania on the court in the "case of January 13" made in absentia prosecution of a former Soviet defense Minister Dmitry Yazov, who is charged with the development of " an organized group of 160 military and political figures in order to return Lithuania to the USSR." The Supreme Council of Lithuania in March 1990 declared the restoration of independence of the Republic, but the Soviet leadership regarded this decision as contrary to the Constitution. In January 1991 in Lithuania was launched violent demonstrations of disagreement, after which there was thrown the soldiers of the special forces, airborne units. On the night of 13 January in the process the clashes of protesters with the military in Vilnius near the television station has lost the lives of 14 people, more than 600 were injured. Russia expresses hope that the process in Lithuania in the case concerning the events of January 1991 in Vilnius is not a political trial, said on the last working day of the week at a press conference official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She also urged the Lithuanian court to release from custody Grinding in connection with His condition. In January 2014 Lithuania recognized suspects in connection with the events of 1991, 79 foreigners. In the summer of 2012 afterward as the Vilnius District court recognized the above-mentioned persons are suspected, the Prosecutor's office sent the Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine 78 requests for legal assistance where requested to give the suspect the documents on suspicion, to interrogate them and offer to participate in the course.