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In Latvia Yesterday, 16:23 Celebrating 9 May, two people sentenced to community service for supporting the Russian invasion

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Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Latvia. Photograph: Paula Churkste/LETA

The Prosecutor’s Office has sentenced two 9 May celebrations from Daugavpils to community service. The prosecution reported that both men glorified and justified war crimes committed by Russia in a television interview.

Men are accused of publicly justifying and glorifying war crimes and crimes against humanity and peace. According to the indictment, on May 9 this year, both men were there in Dubrovina Park in Daugavpils, in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in the Second World War, and gave an interview to TV3.

When asked by the journalist how the ongoing war in Ukraine changed the attitude in the city, the defendants said, “Keep beating the fascists! […] Europe still supports this, which is humiliating. Khrushchev didn’t destroy them, he spared them… they fled now. All sorts of banderovians.”

In the indictment, it was stated that the defendants displayed a positive attitude with the aforementioned expressions and behaviors, and they saw the aggressive war launched by Russia in Ukraine as correct and permissible. Aware that the interview given to TV3 was open to an unlimited number of people, the defendants deliberately glorified and justified the war crimes, crimes against humanity and peace committed by Russia on the territory of Ukraine.

The criminal code provides for up to five years in prison, probation, community service, or a fine for committing such a crime.

According to the prosecution, the defendants fully accepted the scope and legal nature of the offense charged against them, and also admitted that they had committed the offense and regretted it.

Considering that the statements of the defendants expressing their positive attitude regarding the crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine as correct and permissible caused great public reaction, as well as after evaluating the personalities and identities of the defendants, the prosecutor expressed confidence in his attitude towards the perpetrators, that the defendants should not be sentenced to prison. won.

The prosecution sentenced each defendant to 200 hours of community service.

In connection with the celebration and commemoration of the anniversary of the victory of the former Soviet Union in the Second World War, a total of 30 people were detained in Latvia on 9 May, 97 cases of administrative violations and four criminal cases have already been reported. started.

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Source: Tv Net

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