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Security Police (SP) has initiated criminal proceedings against First Baltic Channel (FBC) in relation to a video material, which shows the March 16 events, Saeima deputy Janis Dombrava’s assistant Janis Eglits says.

SP initiated the criminal proceedings in accordance with the second half of 78th article of the Criminal Code for actions which, possibly, are deliberately targeting ethnic hatred and are performed using an automated data processing system.

Deputy of the 11th Saeima Janis Dombrava filed a report to the police, Diena.lv reports.

As Dombrava notes in his report, «such actions from the people at FBC who are responsible for creating this video material are a clear violation of the generally accepted principles of a journalist’s code of ethics, one of the main goals of which is to offer true and objective information without falsification or confusion. In this case, this principle has been violated and the journalists responsible should be called to answer for it.»

It was previously reported that the Visu Latvijai!-Tēvzemei un brīvībai/LNNK political association were shocked with the fight depicted in FBC’s video material about March 16 at the Freedom Monument, and believe that this video was intentionally altered to show a negative impression about the Legionnaires’ remembrance events. FBC representatives, on the other hand, rejected these accusations.

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  1. Peter says:

    Legionnaires’ remembrance events ? – Latvia should be ashamed of itself for allowing any event such as this to even take place. Its a total disgrace to the people who died at the hands of the SS, and the allies fighting for freedom. This taints your little but beautiful country with internal bitter and hatred……thank God I don’t live there.

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  2. Maedhros says:

    But celebrating the re-occupation of Latvia by the Red Army (you know, those little lambs responsible for deporting and murdering hundreds of thousand Latvians and for abominations like Katyn) on May 9th is okay with you, right?

    We also thank God that you don’t live here!

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    • Anonymous says:

      May 9th celebration has nothing to do with Latvia’s occupation.

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      • Maedhros says:

        Try to explain that to the 50,000 Latvians (1/4 women and children) deported shortly after!

        There’s nothing worse than shameless people!

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        • Anonymous says:

          Try to explain why the so called freedom fighters tortured, and killed their neighbors in Daugavpils with whom they lived side by side for many years.

          Try to explain why these so called freedom fighters were called in to serve in the SS legion, as opposed to volunteering.

          If so, how can they be considered to be freedom fighters if they were called in to serve?

          If so how can they be considered to be heroes if they volunteered to serve in the SS Legion (known for committing atrocities against humanity)? (See Nuremberg Trials 1945–1946)

          Deportations were present in the German Reich as well during their occupation, sorry “liberation” of European states, back to Germany to serve as either as cheap (slave) labor, or “visitors” of concentration camps.

          As for May 9th:

          “Victory Day” or May 9 marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War.
          That’s what people celebrate, NOT the occupation of Latvia

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  3. Maedhros says:

    For Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and half Germany it marks the capitulation of Nazi German AND the start of half a century long nightmare of brutal oppression, occupation, murders and deportations at the hand of Soviet Russia!

    Victims of the Stalinist regime in the former Soviet Union reached 20 million people, however, unlike the crimes committed by the Nazis, most crimes committed during by the Soviet war criminals have been left unpunished!

    Latvia was already occupied by Soviets before, after the Molotov-von Ribbentrop pact, when the people you think we should celebrate made sweet deals with Nazi German.

    So, don’t be surprised if someone in Latvia, when the Wermacht kicked out the Soviets, saw them as the lesser evil.

    I’ll spare you the details about the crimes and the atrocities committed by the people you think we should celebrate every May 9th, even because it would take a full month to elencate them all!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh God it’s WIKIPEDIA FACTS AGAIN!

      In all seriousness:
      1. The Molotov-Ribbentrop was a terrible mistake. The Soviet Union admitted it, the Russian Federation admitted it.
      2. During the “brutal occupation” the economy of all those countries was restored and they mostly owe it to the industrial complexes left by the Soviet Union for their development after they regained their independence.
      3. It was the aftermath of a world war, need I remind you. Deportations and other punishments were quite common, and don’t DARE think that only Latvians and or other Baltic people were sent to prison, shot, interrogated etc. Again it was an aftermath of war, and even then with everything going on in the Soviet Union (which was hit by Germans and their loyalists the hardest during the war) it was EXTREMELY hard to maintain order.
      4. Latvia was occupied by Sweden, Germany, Poland, over the years.
      5. “people you think we should celebrate made sweet deals with Nazi German.” again, see #1
      6. “I’ll spare you the details about the crimes and the atrocities committed by the people you think we should celebrate every May 9th”

      9th of May has nothing to do with Latvia whatsoever. It signifies the victory over the Nazi Germany and puts and end to the long, difficult and bloody war which took the lives of millions of people. IT.HAS.NOTHING.TO.DO.WITH.WAR.CRIMES.AND-OR.LATVIA. It is celebrated by people who want to honor those who died fighting the war. I hope that sentence in bold is visible enough.

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      • Maedhros says:

        In all seriousness? Come on man, you can’t be serious…..

        1. The Molotov-Ribbentrop was a terrible mistake. The Soviet Union admitted it, the Russian Federation admitted it.
        ————————————————————

        Really? And why they did not give back the Baltic Countries to the people whom belonged?

        2. During the “brutal occupation” the economy of all those countries was restored and they mostly owe it to the industrial complexes left by the Soviet Union for their development after they regained their independence.
        ———————————————————————

        LOL! Yes, everybody remembers how developed was Latvia and all those Countries which on May 9th received the “Soviet freedom”.
        A success story!

        3. It was the aftermath of a world war, need I remind you. Deportations and other punishments were quite common, and don’t DARE think that only Latvians and or other Baltic people were sent to prison, shot, interrogated etc. Again it was an aftermath of war, and even then with everything going on in the Soviet Union (which was hit by Germans and their loyalists the hardest during the war) it was EXTREMELY hard to maintain order.
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        Sure, Americans and Brits deported a lot of people, including women and infants and 80 years old men, to die in Alaska. Everybody knows it!
        Of course, I did NEVER say that Baltics were the only one to suffer at the hand of the people you celebrate on May 9th. Actually, Russians were the hardest hit (50-60 mln estimated dead since October 1917, counting Ukrainians and Belorussians too).

        4. Latvia was occupied by Sweden, Germany, Poland, over the years.
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        That was CENTURIES ago, and there were NOT any Latvian State!

        IT.HAS.NOTHING.TO.DO.WITH.WAR.CRIMES.AND-OR.LATVIA.
        ————————————————————

        For a Latvian it has ALL to do with Latvia, and the fact that you keeps on screaming the contrary will not change a damn thing!
        In Italy, I would gladly celebrate the end of the war and the Nazi defeat.
        In Latvia, at May 9th I wear mourning to remember the millions who suffered and died at hand of the people you celebrate and the cekist who lead them!
        One of the last here was Gunars Astra…. a KGB heart attack in 1988!
        A common disease then…..

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        • Peacekeeper says:

          “the millions who suffered and died at hand of the people you celebrate”

          You keep referring to “the people” who are being “celebrated on 9th of May”. So by your logic you’re saying that all the people who died during the bloody fights between Soviet and German forces during the battle of Stalingrad, all those people who died during the blockade of Leningrad, all those who died in the experiments in the concentration camps, are responsible for the “brutal occupation” and “deportations” which we (those who celebrate 9th of May, all over the world by the way) in Baltic and other European states. Keep blaming Stalin (it’s perfectly natural and officially proven,

          Read the “106. Постановление Съезда народных депутатов Союза Советских Социалистических Республик о политической и правовой оценке советско-германского договора о ненападении 1939 г.”)

          I’m not trying to justify him and his lackies (believe it or not, this document criticizes their actions and some other things which transpired right before Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union)

          I for one have two grandfathers who both took part in different battles, and one of them was deported to the German Reich and was then liberated by the Red Army. The other one was wounded in Riga, his wife, my mother’s mother, received three notifications of his death. THREE. But he returned to her safe and sound.

          That’s what I celebrate on the 9th of May. That’s what millions of other people (Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians etc.) around the world celebrate on the 9th of May.
          So please don’t be so one sided about this.

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          • Maedhros says:

            Please don’t force your logic to me.

            Of course not every Red Army soldier was a piece of shit and a murderer, but then why should we think differently about Wermacht soldiers? Was everybody of them a piece of shit and a murderer?

            We are not speaking about the single soldiers here, but about symbols and what did they represent. Red Army and Soviet Power were instruments of terror and oppression, not less than Wermacht and Nazi Power. They exterminated their own people, assaulted Finland, invaded and occupied half of Poland and the Baltic republics BEFORE the Nazi invasion, and continued to be instruments of terror and oppression AFTER the victory for half of Europe.

            Do you want to celebrate that victory? Remember all the good soldiers who died? Feel free to do it.
            Just leave the same freedom to the people who does not want to celebrate that victory or who want to remember other good soldiers who died.

            As for me, I’ll keep on being one-sided. I’ll always side with the victims!
            And believe me, ethnicity does not matter at all: the great majority of those victims were Russians!

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  4. Mike says:

    I say this, if your little child and family were killed during this atrocious time by your neighbours, would you just sit back and let them rally around waving banners supporting mass murder? I guessed not! its how peoples rights and wrongs are construed that beggers belief. Killing anyone is wrong, unfortuantly times of war seem to bring out the real horrors in human nature and the mass murders undertaken by the SS are unforgivable and should never be forgotton, and certainly not celebrated. But surely now many years later, Latvia as a country has moved on, its a real pity that such a small country has such a divided nation. be one again, leave the past in the past, move on for the sake of our children and their childrens, children.. I am British and know a little about your country as I lived there for 5 years before moving back to England. I loved my time there, but the bitterness between people must end.

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  5. Laars says:

    This makes no sense.The fact is Russia won the war and German lost it.

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