Lithuania sentences man for praising Stalin, Soviet crimes - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Sunny
12.2°C

Lithuania sentences man for praising Stalin, Soviet crimes

October 30, 2017 - 6:17 AM

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A Lithuanian court has sentenced a 67-year-old man to house arrest for publicly praising Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and the crimes of the Soviet Union against the Baltic nation.

The Vilnius District Court on Monday ordered Yuri Subotin to remain home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily for 14 months after being found guilty of breaking a law that criminalizes public support for crimes committed by the Soviet regime against Lithuania.

The court found that Subotin, a Lithuanian citizen of Russian origin, had posted several offensive online comments including one praising the deportations of Lithuanians into Siberia during the Soviet occupation of nearly 50 years.

Subotin pleaded not guilty and plans to appeal the verdict.

Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940-41 and from 1944 until independence in 1991.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
The Associated Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Police make arrests in Vernon homicide
    VERNON – RCMP have two people in custody in connection with a suspicious Vernon death now deemed a homicide. Vernon RCMP media relations officer Const. Kelly Brett says in a media rele
  • Kamloops man nabbed in warehouse break-in
    KAMLOOPS - Police have arrested a 43-year-old local man after he broke into a City of Kamloops warehouse, states an RCMP media release. Police say the dog unit was called in after a 6 a.m. t
  • How Kamloops got to be the only B.C. city operating a government cannabis store on Oct. 17
    KAMLOOPS - Kamloops is expected to be the only city in the province to have a legal store where you can buy cannabis Wednesday, and it’s all down to being prepared and a chance encounter.
  • TRENDING NOW: Toy mocks dog look-alike
    %%nodefaultimage%% This adorable dog is getting mocked by a robotic toy that looks and sounds like him or her. If you have dogs in the room, they may react to this.
  • Immigrants face hurdles to prove abuse by US agents
    HOUSTON - Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search.
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile