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Foreign affairs

Guantanamo detainees take Lithuania to European Court of Human Rights over CIA detentions

Guantanamo detainees have filed a case against Lithuania at the European Court of Human Rights alleging that US authorities tortured them at a secret CIA detention centre near Vilnius.

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Romualdas Lipskis

Spying suspect tells court Belarusian agent was interested in US planes landing in Vilnius

Lithuanian citizen Romuald Lipskij, a former employee of state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation), accused of spying for Belarus, says Sergey Kurulenko, an agent of the Chief Intelligence Board of the Belarusian Armed Forces’ General Staff, wanted to know the numbers of US planes landing in Vilnius Airport. […]

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European Union

EP decides to renew probe into CIA prisons, Lithuanian parliament to take it up in spring session

On Wednesday, the European Parliament decided to reopen the investigation into alleged CIA prisons in different European countries. MEPs have also urged the member-states to investigate the related suspicions and prosecute those responsible. […]

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė

Opinion: What terrorists and Putin have in store for us

For days now many in the global and Lithuanian media have locked horns over the terrorist acts in Paris. There are some who say that freedom to express one’s convictions is above any religious or social group interests; others contend that cartoons published by the likes of Charlie Hebdo made merciless mockery of believers’ feelings, that they cannot be subsumed under the “social group” category and have nothing to do with freedom of expression. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian president says there’s no need for new parliamentary probe into CIA prison

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says she sees no need to resume parliamentary investigation into an alleged CIA prison in Lithuania, but calls on law enforcement agencies to continue their separate probe. […]