(128)  War crimes: the Gecas case

A warrant for the arrest of Mr Anton Gecas (84), an Edinburgh resident, was issued on 27 July 2001.  The Lithuanian Government has been seeking the extradition of Mr Gecas to face charges of killing mostly Jewish civilians in Lithuania and Belarus during the Second World War, charges which Mr Gecas denies (see below No 107).  Mr Gecas is currently receiving treatment in an Edinburgh hospital following a stroke in May.