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Republic of Lithuania: Boris Dekanidze

, Index number: EUR 53/007/1994

Boris Dekanidze, a 32-year-old stateless man of Georgian origin, was sentenced to death by the Lithuanian Supreme Court on 10 November 1994. He was convicted of ordering the murder of a journalist who had been investigating his activities as the alleged leader of a mafia gang. Boris Dekanidze has maintained his innocence throughout. The Supreme Court is to begin reexamining his case on 1 January 1995.

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