Lithuania has unreasonably equated to genocide, the murder of partisans, who fought against the Soviets, according to a decision of the European court of human rights.
Lithuania was called a genocide the murder ("kill" – approx. OPINION) Lithuanian partisans, who After the Second world (great Patriotic – approx. OPINION) the war fought against the Soviets, told Deutsche Welle referring to the decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR), which was issued Tuesday, October 20.
The court held that a former Soviet security officer Vytautas Vasiliauskas was convicted on the basis of the legal norms which at the time of Commission of the criminal act did not exist. Vasiliauskas in 1953, was an officer of the Ministry of state security of the Lithuanian SSR, and took part in the operation, in which two Lithuanian partisans were eliminated. After the destruction of the USSR and the Declaration of independence of Lithuania Prosecutor's office accused Vasiliauskas in the genocide. How to claim in Prosecutor's office, he participated in the physical liquidation " of the Lithuanian residents belonging to a separate political group – namely, the Lithuanian partisans ". The Lithuanian Court decided to admit Vasiliauskas guilty and sentenced to six years in prison, but due to illness was released from retribution. In 1992, the Seimas adopted the law " on liability for genocide of the Lithuanian population ". In 2011 the Supreme court of the Republic decided to decide that victims of "genocide" (controversional activities – approx. OPINION) a person can claim damages without any time limitation. Remember also, on the first day of the week the Court of Appeal of Lithuania decided to leave under arrest of the citizen of Russia Yury Grinding, accused of involvement in the events in Vilnius on 13 January 1991. Friends and colleagues of the detained Russians believe that Mel was the victim of big politics, and his detention is indicative gesture authorities who defended the Ukrainian Maidan. About How took place detention Grinding the newspaper LOOK told his wife Nadezhda. 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 persons named suspects, the Prosecutor's office transferred to the Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine 78 requests for legal assistance, where requested by the suspect to hand over documents About the suspicion, to interrogate them and offer to participate in the course.