The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has opened a pre-trial investigation into suspected crimes against Lithuania's independence, territorial integrity and Constitutional order on a Facebook page, entitled The People's Republic of Vilnius, which seemingly advocates separatism.
Wileńska Republika Ludowa
Wileńska Republika Ludowa
© Facebook nuotr.

"An investigation according to Articles 121 and 122 of the Criminal Code was started on 4 February," Vilma Mažonė, senior specialist at the Communications Division at the prosecutor's office, told BNS.

The two articles of the Criminal Code envisage liability for founding anti-Constitutional groups and organizations, operations and public calls to violate a country's sovereignty.

Administrators of the Russian- and Polish-language account The People's Republic of Vilnius demand "bringing 'little green men' to the Vilnius region from Poland and hold a referendum among the local population" about seceding from Lithuania.

In Mažonė's words, no suspicions have been brought in the investigation yet, with prosecutors now working to identify the administrators of the account.

Founding of anti-Constitutional groups or organizations is an offence in Lithuania, punishable with 3-10 years in prison. Individuals who publicly encourage others to use violence to violate Lithuania's sovereignty may face jail term of up to five years.

Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

New buzz word in education around the world

GRIT is something that needs to be understood by both parents and students and should be conveyed by...

5 businessmen and companies get patron names from Vilnius municipality

The Council of Vilnius for the first time officially gave patron names to five businessmen and...

Separated by distance, united in celebrations: story of Lithuania and India (1)

This week, two big celebrations will take place: India is celebrating Holi (also known as Festival of...

First solo exhibition by Julijonas Urbonas opened at Collective Edinburgh

Planet of people, the most recent project by Julijonas Urbonas , was launched, at Collective’s City...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina