Lithuania may face additional international pressure over suspicions that Americans operated a secret prison for terror suspects near Vilnius a decade ago as prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are considering launching a full-scale investigation into allegations that prisoners were tortured at the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret detention facilities. […]
The Lithuanian government told the European Court of Human Rights in a suspected secret CIA prison case that what CIA-linked aircraft transported to Lithuania a decade ago was not prisoners, but communications equipment for an intelligence support center that was being set up close to Vilnius.
Lithuania’s law enforcement has no substantial evidence of a Saudi Arabian citizen suspected of organizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks being brought to a secret CIA detention center in Lithuania, a Vilnius court ruled on Tuesday.
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. […]
International human rights organization Amnesty International has issued its annual report on the human rights situation around the world and is criticizing Lithuania for violations of rights of LGBTI people as well as accusing the country of “evasion, denial and delays” regarding alleged CIA prisons in the country. […]
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. […]
More than a third of Lithuanian parliamentarians suggest setting up a parliamentary commission to investigate allegations about a secret US detention facility for suspected terrorists that operated in Lithuania a decade ago. […]