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Two reporters face three years in prison in Belarus

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Two reporters for Belsat, a Belarusian network in exile part of the Polish state-owned media TVP, are facing up to three years in prison for their journalism work in Belarus. Journalists were arrested in Minsk on November 15, 2020 while broadcasting live from a demonstration. They were accused of organizing actions that violate public order For more details: LRT.LT LRT.LT

Separatist coordinator arrested in Ukraine traveled to Baltic states – Bellingcat

Friday, July 10, 2020

Ukraine on Tuesday arrested an alleged coordinator of separatist forces in 2014 and 2015, who formed a direct link between Donbass militants and the Kremlin. According to Bellingcat, international open-source investigation group, the suspect had often traveled to the Baltic states. Bellingcat identified the unnamed Andrey K. as Andrey Nikolaevich Kunavin, a Ukrainian citizen born on July 5, 1984, with a prior criminal record. He seemed to have risen from…

Latvian State Police request criminal prosecution of fake news portal owner

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 2019 marked the end of State Police investigation of a criminal process launched last year in relation to distribution of fake news. One Niks Endziņš was arrested as a result of the criminal process in 2018. The investigation revealed that the crime in question was committed by a group of three to obtain monetary benefits. Police have successfully put an end to committed illegalities and have acquired sufficient evidence…

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Friday, July 12, 2019

A political transition agreement between Sudan’s military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat’s announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it thwarted an attempted military coup. The transition agreement sets up a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized. The deal is meant to…

Eight British soldiers are arrested over ‘drunken brawl in Lithuanian seaside resort’

Monday, June 24, 2019

A group British soldiers have been arrested in Lithuania over an alleged drunken brawl in a seaside resort. Local media reported that eight soldiers had been detained after a ‘massive fight’ broke out in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Palanga on the country’s Baltic coast. According to local news site 15min, some of the soldiers, all aged in their 20s, were arrested for being ‘intoxicated’ while others…

Former Lithuanian ambassador to Russia arrested

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lithuania’s Special Investigation Service has arrested Rimantas Šidlauskas, the country’s former ambassador to the Russian Federation. The Lithuanian news outlet Delfi reported that the diplomat is suspected of “influence trading”: law enforcement agents believe that he promised to acquire a Schengen Zone visa for a Russian citizen in exchange for that individual’s efforts to “influence a particular group of people.” That Russian citizen may be Rinat Nasyrov, a co-owner of New Industrial…