Lithuania’s President, Gitanas Nauseda, will propose stricter penalties for crimes against the state, BNS reports. The proposed amendments would introduce life sentences for organising or taking part in a coup. Currently, the maximum penalty for such an offense is 20 years in prison. Also, the president’s proposed legislation would introduce longer prison terms for being part of anti-constitutional and armed rebel groups, and for collecting classified information for foreign intelligence services. Nauseda said that the proposal was a response to Russia’s continued efforts to destabilise Lithuanian democracy. He noted that Belarus posed a similar threat.