To ensure a swifter and smoother hearing of the January 13 case, Vilnius County Court has decided to appoint substitute lawyers for all defendants with state-provided lawyers.
© Stopkadras/DELFI.TV

During a hearing on Monday, judge Ainora Kornelija Macevičienė said that the State-Guaranteed Legal Aid Service had been informed of the court's decision. The list of new lawyers involved in this case should be presented by March 10.

According to the judge, the need for more lawyers arose after the court was not able to continue hearing the case on Feb. 23 after one of the defense lawyers fell ill, and two hearings had to be cancelled. Now, in such cases, absent lawyers will have substitutes.

There are over 60 defendants in the January 13, 1991 massacre case. During the Monday hearing, the court continued reading defendants' testimonies given soon after the January 13 events in 1991.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
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...