Belarusian citizen sentenced in absentia in Lithuanian genocide trial

  • 2016-06-18
A Kaunas court on Friday found Stasys Simkus, a Belarusian citizen, guilty of genocide and sentenced him in absentia to six years in prison on the charges of detaining Lithuanian guerrilla chief Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas. "The conclusion drawn by the court is that by participating in the detention of Ramanauskas-Vanagas and (his wife) Birute Mazeikaite, which were followed by torture, Ramanauskas was shot dead, and Mazeikaite was detained, Simkus committed genocide," judge Valdas Vitunskas said in the verdict. The case was heard and the verd...
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