Russia Criticizes Lithuania's 'Shameless' Deportation of Rights Activists

© AP Photo / Dmitry LovetskyA night view of the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015
A night view of the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Moscow slammed Vilnius for persecution of human rights defenders.

Antifascists hold an action protesting public events held on the occasion of the day of memory of the Latvian Legion Waffen-SS at the Freedom Monument in Riga - Sputnik International
Lithuania Ejects Rights Activists, Brands Them 'National Security Threat'
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is concerned about Lithuanian authorities' recent decision to deport three rights activists, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

"Lithuanian authorities handed over decisions to three well-known Latvian human rights activists that they had to leave the country within 24 hours, with two being banned entry for five years," the ministry said in a statement.

"This shameless move by Lithuanian authorities, which can only be interpreted as persecution of human right defenders, causes serious concern," the statement reads.

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