President pardons two Russian spies

  • 2019-11-29
President Gitanas Nauseda has granted pardons to two Russian citizens jailed in Lithuania for espionage, opening the way for a prisoner swap with Moscow. Nikolai Filipchenko and Sergey Moiseyenko were both were convicted of spying in 2017 and are currently serving prison sentences in Lithuania.  The decrees were signed on Thursday and published on  November 15. Under the deal, Moscow should issue pardons to Yevgeny Mataitis and Aristidas Tamosaitis, two Lithuanian citizens convicted in Russia in 2016. Tamosaitis was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Moscow co...
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