Yuriy Mel
Foreign affairs

Lawyer of Russian tried for 1991 crackdown in Vilnius calls him ‘victim and hostage’

The defense lawyer of Yuriy Mel, a Russian citizen arrested in Lithuania and now standing trial for his involvement in the January 1991 bloody crackdown on protesters in Vilnius, calls her client “a victim and hostage” to the Soviet political authorities of that time and describes the case as politicized. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian formin warns Jan. 13 judges, prosecutors not to travel to Russia

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has warned the prosecutors and judges working on the January 13 case not to travel to Russia or its “satellite countries” after Russia open criminal cases against them. […]

Vilnius, January 13, 1991

Proposed Jan. 13 sentences are “fair”, victim’s son says

The sentences proposed by Lithuanian prosecutors for those on trial in absentia in the January 13, 1991 case are fair, Robertas Povilaitis, who lost his father during the bloody events, says. […]