Polish activists sentences doubled

  • 1999-08-26
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - The recent court decision to double the sentences of five pro-Soviet activists, who attempted to establish a Polish autonomy in Lithuania's Salcininkai district in 1990 and 1991, put a strain on Polish-Lithuanian relations.Half a year ago, the five members of the Salcininkai council were sentenced to from six months to two years in prison for their pro-Soviet endeavor. At the beginning of the '90s, the five activists tried to separate Salcininkai from Lithuania and join the Soviet Union.The case was brought to the Appeals Court by the former autonomists, who thought the sentences ...
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