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    Russian Investigators Launch Criminal Case Against 4 Lithuanian Judges

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Investigative Committee said Wednesday it had opened a criminal case against four Lithuanian judges over suspicions of deliberately delivering wrongful sentences to several Russian nationals.

    "Following a procedural inspection… a criminal case has been initiated against the judges of the Vilnius District Court — Ainora Maceviciene, Aiva Suvilene, Virginia Tamosiunaite and Arturas Sumskas. They are suspected of committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 305 of the Russian Criminal Code [delivering a deliberately wrongful sentence]," Svetlana Petrenko, the spokeswoman for the committee, said.

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    Late March, a court in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius gave prison sentences ranging from four to 14 years to over 60 people, including Russian nationals, over their alleged role in the January 1991 riots.


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