A group of young nationalists has desecrated the mausoleum of Marshal Józef Piłsudski. The police has detained the alleged perpetrators.

© DELFI (Š.Mažeikos nuotr.)

The police has detained five members of an informal nationalist organization. They are suspected of desecrating the mausoleum of Marshal Józef Piłsudski and his mother in the Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius. The incident took place last Saturday.

The Vilnius district police force informed that they have detained five suspects: J.M. (born in 1992), N.J. (born in 1991), E.B. (born in 1992), R.J. (born in 1993) and M.P. (born in 1985). The police also carried out a search in their houses.

“During the house search, we have secured material evidence and documents crucial in the case under way”, mentioned the police in its statement.

All the suspects have been detained for 48 hours. The police investigation is in progress and it is supervised by the Vilnius District Prosecutor’s Office.

On Saturday, November 23, unknown perpetrators hung a poster next to the tombstone with a notice: “Tomaszewski, if you do not cease your activity, you will be buried here”. The perpetrators also left a carton box with the following notices on it: “TNT”, “Attention, a bomb here” (org. “Atsargiai, bomba”), “Call the police” (org. “Kvieskit mentus”)  and “Poles will die” (org. “Lenkai mirs”).

Jarosław Kamiński, the Deputy Mayor of Vilnius, told PL DELFI that by March the Marshal’s mausoleum will be under video surveillance. The earliest we will be able to install the monitoring system is March 2013. The budget will be accepted in February. We know we have to set aside funds for this aim”, said the Deputy Mayor.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/aktualia/litwa/zbezczeszczenia-mauzoleum-pilsudskiego-dokonali-mlodzi-nacjonalisci.d?id=60104681

Tłumaczenie Monika Rak w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Monika Rak the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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