Basketball player Ilgauskas loses Lithuanian citizenship
BC, Vilnius, 13.01.2015
Lithuanian Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis has signed a decree, stripping the legendary Lithuania-born basketball player Zydrunas Ilgauskas of Lithuania’s citizenship, informs LETA/ELTA.
As reported, the owner of the NBA club Cleveland Cavaliers announced in spring of 2014 that Ilgauskas received American citizenship. Following this news, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry sent a query to the US institutions. It emerged that Ilgauskas received the US passport in October 2013, thus, under the Lithuanian laws, he lost Lithuania’s citizenship.
Krepšininkas Ilgauskas praranda Lietuvos pilietybę
Lietuvos vidaus reikalu ministras Saulius Skvernelis pasirašė įsakymą atimti pilietybę Lietuvoje gimusiam krepšininkui Žydrūnui Ilgauskui.