Austria’s stumble

  • 2011-07-27
It was not Austria’s finest hour. Austria detained and in just 24 hours freed Mikhail Golovatov, the leader of the KGB Alpha Group that stormed the State television in Vilnius on January 13, 1991. During the attack 14 people died and more than a thousand were wounded. The indecent haste of his release and indications that the Austrian Foreign Ministry actively participated in talks leading to the decision have cast doubt on the explanations offered by the Austrian judicial authorities.From the beginning, the Austrian authorities have said that the European arrest warrant issued ...
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