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Vilnius police have completed their investigation into an attack on Fabian Sanchez, an Ecuadorian who lives in the Lithuanian capital.
Vilnius district court
Vilnius district court
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The case reached the Vilnius City District Court on Thursday, Prosecutor Valdemaras Baranauskas told BNS.

Two suspects -- Vilnius residents aged 18 and 26 years -- spent 20 days in police custody and were then released pending trial.

The 18-year-old denies any wrongdoing and the 26-year-old partially admits his guilt.

Sanchez says he was beaten up at a bus stop in Vilnius on July 19 by two men who shouted "Lithuania for Lithuanians".

A protest was staged later in the capital's central Lukiškių Square to call on the police to investigate hate crimes.

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