(JTA) — Lithuanian state police have arrested a college lecturer from Spain for criticizing the glorification of alleged Holocaust perpetrators, a fellow activist mentioned.
Miquel Puertas, who a number of years in the past taught the language and historical past of his native Spain on the Vytautas Magnus College in Kaunas, Lithuania, was arrested on Aug. 25 to be deported to Spain, Stanislovas Tomas, a human rights lawyer from Lithuania, wrote Tuesday in his blog on The Instances of Israel.
He’s being stored till he could be placed on a direct flight to Spain, Tomas wrote.
Puertas is a persona non-grata in Lithuania for his important writings on the state honors conferred there on alleged Holocaust perpetrators, together with Jonas Noreika, a governor for the German occupation throughout World Battle II who allegedly organized the wholesale homicide of Jews and took part within the theft of their property.
Lithuania’s State Safety Division and Justice Ministry didn’t instantly reply to written queries about Puertas’ case emailed to them by the Jewish Telegraphic Company.
The veneration of Nazi collaborators, together with killers of Jews, is a rising phenomenon in Jap Europe, the place many contemplate such people as heroes as a result of they fought in opposition to Russian domination.
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