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Basketball Player Ilgauskas loses Lithuanian Citizenship

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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.

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Krepšininkas Ilgauskas praranda Lietuvos pilietybę

Lietuvos vidaus reikalu ministras Saulius Skvernelis pasirašė įsakymą atimti pilietybę Lietuvoje gimusiam krepšininkui Žydrūnui Ilgauskui.

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