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I think that my case is unique in the Lithuanian judicial practice. The Lithuanian courts have punished me as a journalist not for what I have written specifically, but for the mode, how “some statistical reader” may understand my statements. I have become the criminal not for what I think, but for what “others probably think”.

The judicial duel with the resentful general Česlovas Jezerskas, previous candidate to the office of the President of Republic of Lithuania, shows that our judges do not already see any differences between public and private persons, do not understand, how the concepts “cooperated with KGB” and “was controlled by KGB” differ, and that besides the right to resent, there also exists the right to have the critical opinion about person attempting to get the highest office in the State, especially when the particular and not fictitious facts are used.

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