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Strasbourg to hear Latvia appeal in Soviet WWII veteran case


PARIS, April 28 (RIA Novosti) - The European Court of Human Rights announced on Tuesday it would hear on May 20 an appeal by Latvia against a ruling that Riga must pay a Soviet World War II veteran 30,000 euros in compensation.

Last June, the court ordered Latvia to pay Vasily Kononov compensation for holding him in custody on charges of war crimes. The 86-year-old veteran, who originally demanded 5 million euros ($7.8 million) in compensation, called the decision "a mockery."

Kononov, who led a group of resistance fighters against Nazi Germany in the Baltic state during WWII, was convicted by Latvian authorities of ordering the killing of nine villagers in 1944, with some reports saying the dead included a pregnant woman. He admitted to the killings, but said the dead were Nazi collaborators who were caught in the crossfire. Latvia was under German occupation at the time of the incident.

The court agreed in February to hear Latvia's appeal against the compensation ruling.

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