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February 9, 1998
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Lithuanian prosecutors filed charges of genocide against a suspected war criminal. Aleksandras Lileikis, 90, is suspected of having handed Jews over to death squads in the capital of Vilnius during World War II, when he was deputy head of the Nazi-sponsored Lithuanian security police. Because of his age and poor health, it is unlikely the “court will give him a long punishment” if he is convicted, a prosecutor was reported as saying.

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