Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has been named a victim in a pre-trial investigation looking into the publishing of phone conversation transcripts.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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"I turned to the Prosecutor General's Office, the investigation is in progress and I have been listed as victim," the prime minister told journalists on Thursday.

Due to the legal status, he refused to elaborate on the initiative of a group of parliamentarians to open a parliamentary probe into public manipulation of pre-trial investigation data.

Elena Martinonienė, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor General's Office, confirmed to BNS that the prime minister had been listed as a victim in the investigation but refused to comment whether the probe included other victims.

The phone conversation transcripts were evidence in another investigation which involved Druskininkai Mayor Ričardas Malinauskas. The investigation was eventually dropped, but the investigators released the transcripts of Malinauskas' phone conversations with various politicians to the public.

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