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Criminal Code of Lithuania Excerpts from The Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania 26 September 2000 No VIII-1968(As last amended on 9 July 2009 – No XI-330)

Aggravating circumstances

Article 60 Aggravating Circumstances

[Aggravating circumstances include when a crime is]
(...)
(12) committed to express hatred towards a group of persons or a person belonging thereto on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, descent, social status, religion, convictions or views.

Article 129 Murder
[Murder is an aggravated offence when it is]
(...)
(13) committed to express hatred towards a group of persons or a person belonging thereto on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, descent, social status, religion, convictions or views.

Article 135 Severe health impairment
[Sever health impairment is an aggravated offence when it is]
(...)
(13) committed to express hatred towards a group of persons or a person belonging thereto on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, descent, social status, religion, convictions or views.

Article 138 Non-severe health impairment
[Non-severe health impairment is aggravated when it is]
(...)
(13) committed to express hatred towards a group of persons or a person belonging thereto on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, descent, social status, religion, convictions or views.

Article 170 para 3: Incitement to violence
3. A person who publicly incites violence or a physical violent treatment of a group of persons or a person belonging thereto on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, descent, social status, religion, convictions or views or finances or otherwise supports such activities shall be punished by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by imprisonment for a term of up to three years.

Article 312 Desecration of a Grave or Another Place of Public Respect

1. A person who destroys or otherwise desecrates a grave or destroys a monument or desecrates another place of public respect shall be punished by community service or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by imprisonment for a term of up to one year.

2. A person who carries out acts of vandalism in a cemetery or another place of public respect or desecrates a grave or another place of public respect for racist, nationalist or religious reasons shall be punished by community service or by a fine or by imprisonment for a term of up to three years.