Coup leaders face harsh sentence

  • 1998-12-10
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - For two years, the accused leaders of the pro-Soviet coup attempt in January 1991 and other anti-state activities have been on trial in Vilnius. Prosecutors called scores of witnesses but until now have not detailed the punishment they will seek from the court.But on Nov. 30, that finally changed. As the trial winds down, prosecutors announced they will seek a 15-year sentence against Mykolas Burokevicius, leader of the pro-Soviet Communist Party, and 12 years for Juozas Jermalavicius, a participant in the coup. The court will announce the final judgement early next year. Sentenc...
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