Security Service moves another case of war glorification in Latvia

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On March 15 this year, the State Security Service (VDD) asked for prosecution against a person who regularly publicly demonstrated support for the aggressor Russia and the war in Ukraine, VDD said Tuesday, March 28.

Criminal proceedings against this person were initiated by VDD on March 16 last year already on the alleged glorification and justification of war crimes and crimes against peace committed by Russia (Article 74.1 of the Criminal Law).

The person was detained by officials of the State Police on March 16 last year during commemorative events for Latvian legionnaires at the Freedom Monument.

The suspect was repeatedly seen in public places and public events while carrying a shoulder bag bearing the symbol “Z.”

The person has also regularly taken other provocative actions aimed at glorifying and exonerating Russian aggression, VDD said.


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