Date: 18-Dec-95 23:59 EST From: Executive News Service [71370,1562] Subj: RTw 12/18 1748 U.S. seeks order against alleged Lithuanian Nazi In a Christopher Wilson story from Reuters, published on December 18, 1995, the following points were made: Prosecutors were trying to strip Aleksandras Lileikis of his citizenship, but Lileikis, 88 years of age, would not co-operate and answer questions put to him about his role during WWII, citing the 5th. amendment. The court has already ruled that, because he lied about his past on his citizenship application, he was not entitled to plead it. He "admitted he participated in the virtually complete destruction of the Jewish population of Vilnius, Lithuania..." He had been the chief of the Saugumas secret police in Vilnius province from 1941 to 1944. The US wants to strip him of his citizenship and return him to Lithuania for trial. He is accused of being involved in the deaths of "...at least 40,000 Jews who were shot to death in the woods outside Vilnius. " "Captured records ... show that Lileikis repeatedly signed and issued orders directing that arrested Jews be held ... in the Vilnius Hard Labour Prison, and then that they be turned over to the infamous 'Special Detachment' ... and the German security police for execution," the prosecutors said.
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