A Vilnius court on Monday imposed restriction of freedom for Jurijus Subotinas, resident of the country's eastern city of Visaginas, for publishing a comment that expressed support to Soviet deportations.
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

"Thank you Stalin, Sniečkus and the Soviet administration. Those who do not like being with Russia – get lost from Lithuania, you can go to America," Subotinas said in a comment under an article in an online portal.

Judge Robertas Rainys said Subotinas would have to be at his home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. every day for the next 14 months. The verdict is not final and can be appealed.

"Of course, I will appeal. I did not write it, it is not the first time someone is writing on my behalf," Subotinas told BNS.

He was found guilty under the article of the Criminal Code, which criminalizes public support to international crimes, Soviet or Nazi crimes against the Republic of Lithuania or its residents, denial or gross humiliation.

Such crimes can be punished by a fine, restriction of freedom, arrest of up to two years in prison.

Subotinas had registered for the 2014 presidential race.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania still has room for improvement in terms of recycling

The fast growth of human consumption is the main cause of decreasing land resources and its pollution....

Lithuania celebrates its Independence Day

All Lithuania has celebrated its national day on February 16 . On this occasion we would like to...

Police seize hashish cargo worth 20 mln EUR

The Lithuanian police announced on Wednesday that they have seized 1.5 tons of hashish shipment...

Lithuanian residents are happier (1)

A survey of the emotional climate in Lithuania has shown that residents of the country feel much...

Europe of different medicines: fewer medicines sold in Lithuania and at higher prices than in larger countries (1)

Fewer medicines are sold in Lithuania and their costs are greater than in larger European Union...