. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

8 Latvians Indicted

RIGA, Latvia () -- Eight former members of the Latvian Communist Party have been indicted for lying about their political activities, the Latvian daily Diena reported Tuesday.

The eight, now all members of the Socialist Party, are being charged with concealing Communist Party activities after the party was outlawed in the former Soviet republic Jan. 13, 1991.

All eight, including Socialist Party leader Filips Stroganovs, lied about their activities order to be eligible for parliamentary elections, the Central Election Committee said.

The eight face up to a year in prison or fines of 20 minimum wages, or about $2,000.