Vilnius police complete investigation into attack on Ecuadorian

  • 2018-08-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Vilnius police have completed their investigation into an attack on Fabian Sanchez, an Ecuadorian who lives in the Lithuanian capital. 

The case reached the Vilnius City District Court on Thursday, Prosecutor Valdemaras Baranauskas told BNS.

Two suspects, Vilnius residents aged 18 and 26 years, spent 20 days in police custody and were then released pending trial.

The 18-year-old denies any wrongdoing and the 26-year-old partially admits his guilt. 

Sanchez says he was beaten up at a bus stop in Vilnius on July 19 by two men who shouted "Lithuania for Lithuanians". 

A protest was staged later in the capital's central Lukiskiu Square to call on the police to investigate hate crimes.