On the signs of revanshisme and facsisme in Lithuania
If these amendments come into force, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, which is currently dominated by Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian democrats, will: a) equally treat communism and facsisme which are incomparable; b) forbid to raise doubts about the reputation and investigate the biographies of members of so-called “Lithuania‘s freedom fights movement”, although a big part of them were nazi collaborators and took part in mass killings of civil population of Lithuania during the WW II thus committing crime against humanity; many of them, having no choice as the war was coming to its end, were trained by the retreating nazi army and special services for the diversion ant terrorist fights, which they perpetrated also during the post-war years, mainly against the civilians.
Bearing all this in mind, the mentioned amendments should be regarded as signs of revanshisme and facsisme, as a direct assault against freedom of opinion and human rights, to which there should be a categorical negative reaction. One cannot allow the coming into force of the amendments. The political party „Frontas“ and Socialist party of Lithuania appeal to all progressive organisations in the world, to all Parliaments and Governments, to human rights organisations, in particular to those that chase and help bringing to justice hiding war criminals and those that committed crimes against humanity, with the request to react to the intentions of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania to approve the mentioned amendments to the Penal Code, by using all possible legal pressure and influence so that the regrettable and shameful amendments do not come into force. We suggest and immediate creation of International Commission for investigation of biographies of „members of Lithuania‘s freedom fights movement”, investigating on a case by case basis and without bias, using information available in different countries. Only by going this way shall we stop the resurrection of facsisme and revanchisme.
Presidium of the political party „Frontas“ Board of Socialist party of Lithuania
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