The chief prosecutor of Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office cancelled the decision of a prosecutor from the Department for Criminal Prosecution not to initiate an investigation into incitement of terrorism. Conservative MP Arvydas Anušauskas had turned to prosecutors saying that calls on social media to go and support separatist fighters in east Ukraine might be construed as incitement of terrorism.
Donetsk, Ukraine
© AFP/Scanpix

The previous decision was deemed unjustified and contradictory to laws.

In order to examine publicly available information and verify that the suspect's actions are not connected to terrorism, Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office launched a pre-trial investigation over instigation of terrorist offences, recruitment to carry out acts of terror and funding of terrorist activities.

On 2 June, an article titled "A Russian from Vilnius is Preparing to Fight for His Brothers in Donetsk" was published in one of Lithuania's online newspapers.

Member of Parliament Arvydas Anušauskas requested to assess the young man's activities that included fundraising for the separatist fighters, preparation for a journey to Donbas (Ukraine), surveillance of US soldiers and keeping in touch with terrorist supporters in Latvia.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Changing trends: Lithuanians pay more attention to nutrition and health of pets

The healthy lifestyle wave that spread across the world did not leave pets aside. The specialists...

Lithuanian women love coffee more compared to men: the cause may lie in our genes (1)

The survey found that in Lithuania women drink much more coffee than men. A recent study carried out...

Number of prisoners to be decreased in Lithuania - minister

Lithuania's Ministry of Justice is working on a project which, if fully implemented, should contribute...

Several students injured in tear gas attack at Lithuanian school

Two 15 year olds conducted a tear gas attack at a school in Lithuania, injuring 7 children, police...

How to save when shopping online?

With the growing popularity of online sales, customers of such stores are often looking for a variety...