Posts tagged as detained

Belarus opposition member briefly detained outside Lithuanian Embassy

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A member of the presidential campaign of Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya was briefly detained outside the Lithuanian Embassy in Minsk. Mariya Moroz was reportedly taken in by Interior Ministry officers on Thursday, but has since been released. “Based on the information I have, she was briefly detained and released, and I cannot disclose any more details,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told BNS, adding that Moroz visited the Lithuanian…

Businessman detained in Slovenia also investigated in Lithuania

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Vidmantas Kučinskas, a Lithuanian businessman who has recently been detained in Slovenia upon Russia’s request, is also investigated in Lithuania. The founder of the Arvi business group is a suspect in a case investigated by Kaunas Regional Prosecutor’s Office. “Since we are speaking about private persons and a pre-trial investigation that is not complete, prosecution service cannot provide more information at this time,” Elena Martinonienė, a spokeswoman for Prosecutor General’s…

Lawyers detained in Lithuania

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Three Vilnius lawyers and a businessman were detained on Tuesday on suspicions of unlawful pressure on the director and an investigator of the country’s anti-corruption agency, the Special Investigation Service (STT). Based on information available to BNS, the detained lawyers are Giedrius Danėlius, a partner at WINT Law Firm, and Vladas Rakauskas and Dainius Baronas of the law firm Intra Lex. Danėlius is a defence lawyer for Antanas Petrošius, a…

Harmony party member detained for importing 15 tonnes of illegal vodka to Latvia

Saturday, July 6, 2019

On the night to 1 June, Latvia’s State Police intercepted approximately 15 tonnes of contraband vodka. Ex-Saeima deputy candidate from Harmony Ziedonis Apariņš has been detained. This man, together with once Riga City Council deputy Sandris Bergmanis and ex-Saeima deputy Andris Morozovs, founded Latvian Transport Association, according to information from LETA. State Police confirmed that a cargo 15 tonnes of contraband vodka lacking any excise tax labels was intercepted on…

Two men detained in alleged youth burning murder

Monday, July 1, 2019

Two men were detained by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) personnel Sunday night/Monday morning, following the death of a 16-year-old boy whose body was found inside a burning house in Tartu County in the small hours of Monday, Baltic News Service Reports. The two men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are aged 21 and 22 and are being held as murder suspects, BNS reports. An emergency services…