An investigation by pro-reform military officers accused eight Communist Party leaders of plotting a coup attempt in Lithuania, and said President Mikhail S. Gorbachev must have known about the plan. The officers concluded that Soviet troops were responsible for the deaths of 15 people during an attack last month on the television station in Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius. Their report was published in the liberal weekly Moscow News.
World IN BRIEF : SOVIET UNION : Officers Accuse 8 of Vilnius Coup Plot
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