The High Court in London will hold its next hearing on an appeal lodged by Vladimir Antonov and Raimondas Baranauskas, former owners of Lithuania’s bankrupt bank Snoras, in December. The two bankers are fighting against their extradition to Lithuania.
Raimondas Baranauskas, Vladimir Antonov
© Reuters/Scanpix

Rita Stundienė, spokeswoman for the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office, told BNS that the next hearing was scheduled for 1 December. She could not say if the court would issue a ruling on that day.

UK officials would not comment on the first hearing held on 24 July, the spokeswoman said.

Rolandas Tilindis, a lawyer representing Antonov, could not be reached by BNS for comment on Monday. He told BNS last week that he had not yet received any information from the court.

Judge John Zani of Westminster Magistrates Court in London ruled in January in favour of extraditing Antonov and Baranauskas on the request of the Lithuanian Prosecutor General’s Office. The two men filed an appeal immediately.

The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has issued a European arrest warrant for Antonov and Baranauskas, who are suspected of misappropriating about 1.7 billion litas (EUR 493m) of Snoras' assets. The prosecutors have also imposed restrictions on the suspects' ownership rights to 805 million litas worth of assets.

Both men currently live in the United Kingdom and are fighting their extradition to Lithuania.

BNS
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Names of Holocaust victims to be read out in Seimas

Names of the Holocaust victims will be read out in the Lithuanian parliament on Monday to mark the...

Papal visit to Lithuania: ten most memorable quotes

Pope Francis visited Lithuania on Saturday and Sunday. BNS Lithuania provides ten most memorable...

Pope urges young Lithuanians 'to swim against current of individualism'

Pope Francis on Sunday called on young Lithuanians to have the courage "to swim against the current...

Pope Francis invites Lithuanians to care for socially vulnerable, resist thirst for glory

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful in Lithuania to care for socially vulnerable groups...

Over 100,000 people gather for papal Holy Mass in Lithuania's Kaunas

Over 100,000 worshipers have gathered on Sunday morning in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas...