aA
David Irving, a British historian convicted of denying the Holocaust, has been banned from entering Lithuania.
Davidas Irvingas
Davidas Irvingas
© TopFoto / Scanpix

Evelina Gudzinskaite, director of the Migration Department, told BNS on Wednesday that the decision had been made based on material from the Foreign Ministry.

"The ban is in force until April 15, 2024," she said.

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said earlier this month that Irving was not welcome in Lithuania.

"The spread of his ideas denying the Holocaust and praising Adolf Hitler is a crime in

Lithuania and we can't allow such crimes to be committed," he said, commenting on reports that Irving planned to visit countries in the region later this year.

Linkevicius said he had information indicating that the controversial British historian, who has announced plans to visit Poland in September, might come to Lithuania as well.

Irving was sentenced to three years in prison by an Austrian court in 2006 and was deported to Britain a year later.

Under the Lithuanian Criminal Code, a person may face up to two years in jail for denying or grossly trivializing the crimes of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said last month that Irving would likely be barred from entering his country, where Holocaust denial is also illegal.

The author of several books, Irvin denies the fact that the Nazis killed 6 million Jews during World War Two.

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

Belarusian regime's victim asks prosecutors to launch torture probe

A victim of the Belarusian regime's force structures has asked Lithuanian prosecutors to launch a...

President: full list of proposed ministers won’t be confirmed

The full list of candidates for ministers, proposed by appointed Prime Minister Ingrida Smonyte ,...

Lithuania records 2339 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 2 339 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lithuania . So far, 56 095 cases of...

Veryga: there's no basis yet to fear people might get infected from minks

There's no basis yet to fear that people might get infected by the coronavirus from minks at...

Coronavirus found at mink farm in Jonava District

The coronavirus has been found at a mink farm in Lithuania's central district of Jonava, the...

Top news

Niclas Rolander | D+ nariams

Sweden rejects face masks as Covid-19 cases soar ICU beds fill up

Sweden ’s health authorities reiterated their skepticism toward face masks on Thursday, despite...

Nausėda gifts Vilna Gaon coin to Israeli president

A coin bearing the image of the Vilna Gaon has been presented to Israeli President Reuven Riblin...

President: full list of proposed ministers won’t be confirmed

The full list of candidates for ministers, proposed by appointed Prime Minister Ingrida Smonyte ,...

Belarusian regime's victim asks prosecutors to launch torture probe

A victim of the Belarusian regime's force structures has asked Lithuanian prosecutors to launch a...

Veryga: there's no basis yet to fear people might get infected from minks

There's no basis yet to fear that people might get infected by the coronavirus from minks at...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina