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Immortal Regiment coordinator in Lithuania sentenced to four years in prison

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Immortal Regiment coordinator in Lithuania sentenced to four years in prison


13.11.2021

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The court in Klaipeda has found the coordinator of the Immortal Regiment in Lithuania Aleksey Greichus guilty of espionage for Russia, Sputnik reports. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Aleksey Greichus is a well-known activist in Klaipeda and throughout Lithuania. His work is aimed at preserving the memory of those killed on the fields of the Great Patriotic War, in particular, border guards who died in the first days of the Nazi invasion. Greichus took part in many events dedicated to the anniversaries of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad and the liberation of Klaipeda and Auschwitz, the Immortal Regiment actions. The activist fights against rewriting history and for preserving the truth about the Great Patriotic War and World War II.

Alexei Greichus was arrested last spring, and released with an electronic bracelet for police surveillance.

The Lithuanian special services accused him of collecting information from open sources for money on the instructions of the FSB. He was also accused of organizing at least a dozen actions "in the interests of Russia."
 
The Russian Compatriots in Europe organization is preparing a protest rally in support of state prisoners. Among them is Sergei Seredenko, who is also accused of espionage in Estonia.

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