Lithuanian Who Destroyed Memorial to Nazi War Criminal Receives Prison Sentence – and Flees the Country

Stanislav Tomas destroyed a plaque dedicated to Jonas Noreika, a known Nazi war criminal seen as a national hero by some Lithuanians for his fight against the Communist regime.

A Lithuanian human rights activist who last year destroyed a plaque in honor of a Nazi war criminal, was sentenced to three months in prison and a fine – and fled the country.

“Let them look for me,” Stanislav Tomas told Haaretz by email on Wednesday, adding that he thinks he committed an act of heroism, not a crime,

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