Former MP Grevcova charged with justifying war crimes

The prosecutor's office has charged former Saeima deputy Glorija Grevcova (Alliance of Young Latvians) with justifying Russian war crimes, and proclaimed her wanted, LETA reports April 3.

Grevcova has not responded to the summonses sent out and was not found at her place of residence, so this week the person was proclaimed in search, the prosecutor's office said.

Despite being wanted by law enforcement, Grevcova remains active on social networks. She is also running for the EP elections scheduled for the summer from the 'Alliance of Young Latvians' list.

The charge against Grevcova comes after two articles of the Criminal Law, namely acquittal of war crimes and incitement of national hatred. Deprivation of liberty of up to five years, probation supervision, community service, and fines may be applied for such offenses.

The investigation was carried out by the State Security Service (VDD) before the matter was referred to the prosecutor's office.

As earlier reported by LSM, on January 22, 2023, following a visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, the scandal-prone member of parliament published a video on the social network TikTok, saying that she was in the “so-called Museum of Occupation”. She also stated that facts do not align with those presented at the museum, and that the tour guide has told his own “parallel, fictional history”, as she emphasized in her video. She described the information provided as "propaganda", sparking outrage and calls for law enforcement agencies to take action.

Saeima deputy Edmunds Jurēvics (New Unity), following these statements, made an application to the Prosecutor's Office. VDD later took on the investigation.

In February 2024, Grevcova lost her Saeima mandate over a different issue entirely – she was found guilty of lying about her education and work in her application to the Central Election Commission before being elected to the Saeima. 

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