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Lithuania Jails Soviet Defense Minister for 1991 Crackdown

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Lithuanian court on Wednesday found the Soviet Union’s last defense minister guilty of war crimes for his role in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country’s independence move 28 years ago. The Vilnius Regional Court sentenced 94-year-old Dmitry Yazov in absentia to 10 years in prison. He and 66 other Soviet-era officials were on trial for the violence that left 14 people dead and hundreds injured when Soviet troops…