Lithuanian police detain Russian political analyst
On the eve he wrote about people breaking into an apartment without identifying insignia.
In Vilnius, the police detained a Russian public figure, journalist and political scientist Valery Ivanov-Vilensky. The Russian Embassy in Lithuania is seeking the urgent consular meeting with the writer and political scientist. This is stated on the website of the diplomatic mission.
Before his arrest, Vilensky managed to write on his Facebook page that four unmarked people were breaking in his door. “I don’t know why they are starting to persecute me and what will happen to me,” the political scientist added.
Intelligence officers searched the apartments in the presence of the Russian diplomat, Sputnik reports.
Vilensky is a member of the Lithuanian Russian Union, the Union of Russian Writers. In the Soviet years, he was sentenced to three years in prison for the political struggle on the part of the organization of internationalists Venibe-Unity. The organization resisted the detachment of Lithuania from the USSR. He received a second term for the book Lithuanian Prison, in which he questioned the veracity of the official version of “the death of people on January 13, 1991, in Vilnius at the hands of the Soviet military.”