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Lithuanian parlt to vote on lifting MP Pukas' immunity

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday will vote on whether or not to strip MP Kestutis Pukas of his immunity so that prosecutors could bring formal suspicions of sexual harassment and violation of the rules for keeping firearms against the lawmaker.

An ad-hoc parliamentary commission has recommended granting Prosecutor General Evaldas Pasilis' request to lift Pukas' immunity.

At least 71 votes in the 141-member Seimas are needed for stripping a parliamentarian of his or her immunity from prosecution.

Prosecutors say that four women's testimonies and information gathered as part of the pre-trial investigation provide reasonable grounds to suspect that Pukas between January and February 2017 sexually harassed persons subordinate to him.

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