Kirilkinas

3,000 Euro Fine Issued for a Hate-motivated Crime against an Openly Gay Man

The Lithuanian courts have issued a verdict on the criminal case of Laurynas Baltrūnas. Ruslanas Kirilkinas, an openly gay performer, pressed charges against Mr. Baltrūnas, who launched a homophobic attack against the singer, pelting him with eggs during a performance. Although Mr. Baltrūnas has successfully evaded imprisonment for his offenses, the courts are requiring him

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Supposedly homophobic hate crime sanctioned with a ridiculous fine in Lithuania

Openly gay well-known Lithuanian singer Ruslanas Kirilkinas, who had to end his concert due to an attack by bullies on June 21st would seem to finally expect justice. The citizen who threw firecrackers at him was punished with a symbolic fine of LT 225 (65 EUR). Though the singer did report the incident to officers,