Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

Accused of defending the constitution

On November 21, 2017 in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda there were hearings on the case of three Lithuanian citizens – Giedrius Grabauskas, Žilvinas Razminas and Oleg Titarenko. In March 2015, they participated in a picket against the deployment of NATO troops in Lithuania. Picket passed in front of the US Embassy. Their requirements corresponded to the Lithuanian constitution, Article 137 of the constitution stipulates that the replacement of weapons of mass destruction and foreign military bases is prohibited on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. But Lithuanian establishment recognized these actions as anti-state.
In the framework of this case searches were carried out in the apartments of eleven Lithuanian citizens. Computers, books, telephones, newspapers, documents, leaflets, cassettes and other things were seized there. As a result, the prosecutor’s office asked the court to sentence one of the defendants to 3.5 years on probation, the second to 90 days of arrest, and the third – to a fine of 3 thousand euro.
The trial of anti-war activists continues.

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Ukraine | Nazis attack opposition media

Nazi gangs regularly suppress freedom of speech in Ukraine. On December 3 in Kiev, people in camouflage uniforms gathered around the building of the opposition NewsOne TV channel, they are members of various right-wing radical organizations. In particular, there are activists of the Nazi organization “National Corps”. They started blockading the TV channel. Radicals laid the building of the canal on Polevaya Street, 21 with bags of sand and surrounded by barbed wire.
Police also presents near the building, but it does not interfere with the Nazis. The film crews of the TV channel are blocked in the parking lot, journalists can neither enter or leave. The guests’ visits to live broadcasts have been canceled. The Nazis threaten to set fire to the building and create noise interference, which hinders the connection of the blocked employees of the TV channel. According to available information about 200 people are blocked in the building. Around 17.00, one of the television channel staff became ill, but the Nazis did not let in the ambulance workers.
Earlier, a resonant show took place on the NewsOne channel, where the owner of the channel Yevgeny Murayev called the so-called “revolution of dignity”, which took place in 2014 in Kiev, a coup d’état. After that, some politicians made statements about the need to put pressure on the channel until its closure. It seems that Nazis fulfill their wishes.