War Crime Trial
Lithuania’s Court of Appeal on Monday rejected prosecutors’ appeal against the acquittal of a former Soviet militia officer in a war crime case. A jury of the Court of Appeal backed the ruling of a court of first instance and said all doubts were in favour of the defendant and that a verdict could not be based on presumptions.
“There are no surviving witnesses, there are no means of checking the circumstances of signature of the act,” Judge Vaclovas Lucinskas said. The defendant, Vaclovas Lucinskas, 85, did not at...
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