In Lithuania sentenced a former policeman to 12 years in prison in the case of the storming of the TV tower in Vilnius in 1991

The Lithuanian court of appeal convicted the former commander of the Vilnius OMON of Vladimir Razvodov war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in 1991 and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

So, put in 2015, the Vilnius district court revoked the acquittal, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

In June 2015, the Vilnius district court acquitted former Vilnius OMON commanders of Boleslaw Matutinovic and Razvodov on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in 1991, when, according to the Lithuanian authorities, while trying to storm the Soviet military tower and the building Committee radio and television in Vilnius, 14 people were killed.

The court then ruled that the responsibility for those events lies only on the leadership of the state, in addition, on international law over the alleged crimes can be judged only if they were committed in war or in occupation. Prosecutors the verdict was appealed to the court of Appeal of Lithuania, and asked to sentence Matutinovic and Razvodov to 12 years imprisonment each.

The court heard the case in absentia as the accused had lived in Russia.

Matutinovic died in November 2015.

Earlier it was reported that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev received a summons in which he was summoned to testify about the events at the TV tower in Vilnius in 1991, which led to the death of 16 people. The idea to use Gorbachev as a witness belongs to the son of Apolinaras Povilaitis, died during those events.




In Lithuania sentenced a former policeman to 12 years in prison in the case of the storming of the TV tower in Vilnius in 1991 24.01.2017

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