Lithuanian president sees "problem on both sides" in OMON officers' trial
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has criticized to competence of prosecutors who drafted the indictment for the trial of former Soviet OMON leaders, noting that there are reasons to appeal against last week's court ruling which cleared the former OMON officers of all charges.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė does not comment on the ruling of Vilnius Regional Court which acquitted Soviet OMON officers Boleslav Makutynovich and Vladimir Razvodov. However, the president has said that the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law, said chief advisor to the president on legal affairs Rasa Svetikaitė.
Vilnius court on Friday heard testimony of Tomas Šernas, the only survivor of the 1991 Medininkai checkpoint massacre, in the case where charges have been brought in absentia against three Russian citizens.
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