For more than half a year Lithuania has been torn apart by a scandal related to the State Security Department. It started with the mysterious death of one of the department's officers in Belarus in August 2006, an incident which provoked an investigation by the parliamentary national defense and security committee. But the investigation raised more questions than answers, and resulted in a direct confrontation between lawmakers and the State Security Department. When parliament adopted a resolution in December 2006 saying that Arvydas Pocius, head of the department, must step down, it seeme...
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