Lustration: head cutting or telling the truth?

  • 2006-10-25
  • Interview by Arturas Raca
Unfortunately for Lithuania, the KGB did not entirely die with independence: although the Soviet secret police disintegrated as an organization, its members and archives remained. The first lustration law, which banned former KGB agents from Parliament and municipality positions, was adopted in 1991. Eight years later, the law was amended to prohibit collaborators from working in public office, courts and even schools. The legislation also asked all ex-KGB agents to confess their past, guaranteeing that the information would be classified. Yet problems remained, and today, Parliament is dis...
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