Strasbourg court's landmark ruling on Soviet genocide in Lithuania appealed

  • 2019-05-30
  • BNS /TBT Staff
A former KGB officer has appealed the European Court of Human Rights' landmark ruling that Soviet repressions against Lithuanian partisans can be treated as genocide.    Kestutis Rakauskas, the defense lawyer of Stanislovas Drelingas, the former KGB officer convicted of genocide in Lithuania, has asked for the case to be reconsidered by the Strasbourg-based court's Grand Chamber. "The request was sent on Monday," the lawyer said on May 21. His request should be examined by a panel of five ECHR judges, who will decide in the c...
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