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Lithuanian man to be tried for 1949 deportations

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Lithuanian man to be tried for 1949 deportations - Sputnik International
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A Lithuanian man is being accused in court of sending two women to eastern Siberia in 1949, the Prosecutor's Office of Lithuania said on Thursday.

A Lithuanian man is being accused in court of sending two women to eastern Siberia in 1949, the Prosecutor's Office of Lithuania said on Thursday.

The man, who worked for the Soviet authorities, is thought to have removed two sisters from their country estate in Lithuania and handed them over to the local KGB, who put them on a train to the Irkutsk region in eastern Siberia.

"The sisters remained in exile until 1958," a spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office said.

The man refuses to admit his guilt, despite evidence showing that he and other officials deported Lithuanian citizens in the spring of 1949.

"This is the third case involving crimes against humanity to be handed over to the regional court in the past few years," Prosecutor General Darius Valys said. "Our prosecutors work hard to restore historic justice, which has no statute limitations."

Millions of people were deported to remote areas of the Soviet Union in the 1930s and 1940s. Many died of starvation, disease or exposure in Gulag labor camps.

VILNIUS, September 30 (RIA Novosti) 

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