Russian veteran appeals Latvian sentence in Strasbourg
The man has filed an appeal, stating that the authorities are misinterpreting historical facts.
The 84 year-old, was arrested in 1998 and charged with killing 9 civilians during the war.
The Latvian Supreme court sentenced him to 6 years which was later reduced to 20 months in prison.
Kononov's appeal has become a priority due to his worsening health.
He also accuses the Latvian authorities of inhumane treatment during his prosecution and arrest.