Yuri Mel

Lawyer of Russian tried for 1991 crackdown in Vilnius calls him 'victim and hostage'

The defense lawyer of Yuriy Mel , a Russian citizen arrested in Lithuania and now standing trial for his involvement in the January 1991 bloody crackdown on...

Prosecutors ask for life sentence for former Soviet Defense Minister Yazov (Updated) (1)

The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office asks a court to find former Soviet Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov guilty of crimes against humanity during the...

Lithuanian prosecutors demand jail sentences, EUR 11.3 mln damages in 1991 crackdown trial

Defendants in a mass trial related to the bloody events of Jan. 13, 1991 in Vilnius must be given severe prison sentences and pay over 11.3 million euros in...

Lithuanian prosecutors to propose sentences against 66 defendants in 1991 crackdown trial

Public prosecutors from the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday started delivering their concluding statements in a mass trial related to the...

Vilnius court suspends 1991 crackdown trial due to defendant's illness

The Vilnius Regional Court has cancelled hearings, scheduled for this week, in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13 , 1991 in Vilnius...