- September 5, 2011
Ministry of Defence Lithuania hides the truth about skinheads?
Lithuanian troops ended the investigation into the alleged participation of Lithuanian troops in a march on the occasion of Independence Day of Restoration of Lithuania – 11 March. This march, as is known, is associated with the Lithuanian movement neo-Nazi. The representatives of Lithuanian Defence Ministry, however, did not reveal the results of the investigation and say the soldiers violated the law.
Representatives of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence remains silent. It is not known, nor how many of Lithuanian soldiers took part in this year, covered with infamous march, nor on how many of them have been investigated.
“As to the soldiers not subject to any penalties under applicable laws relating to public information and personal data protection results of the investigation may be withheld” – said the chief spokesman of the General Staff of the Lithuanian Army Skomantas Povilionis.
Lithuanian media have reported, however, that one of the soldiers pointed out, while another reduced rank. Representatives of the Lithuanian army did not deny the reports in and add that the two cases have nothing to do with marching on Mar 11, nor of promoting radical ideas.
The alleged links of some soldiers serving or employed in the Lithuanian Army had become loud when emitted at the end of June this year, TV reporter, “Lietuvos engraved.” He told sergeant with the battalion Benas Šimkus training dragoon them. Grand Duke of Lithuania Butygejd, often participating in patriotic marches.
Soon after Lithuanian Antifa.lt portal, Yahoo Messenger, racism and fascism, has published photos of Lithuanian skinheads and people associated with radical circles. It turned out that some of these people are employed in the Lithuanian army or military service are held.
On the basis of: BNS
Tłumaczenie Michał Sadowski w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu Translated by Michał Sadowski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu
Korekta Małgorzata Juchniewicz w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu