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Tuesday, 28.06.2016, 06:47
Lithuania has a trial pending at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the suspected US CIA detention center after pleas have been filed by suspected terrorists of the Guantanamo base, saying that US authorities could have tortured them in a secret center next to Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Crime, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Lithuania
Lithuania's law-enforcement has no substantial evidence of Saudi Arabian citizen suspected of organizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks being brought to a secret US detention center in Lithuania, a Vilnius court ruled on June 14th, informs LETA/BNS.
The Lithuanian Court of Appeals on June 6th, 2016 upheld the life prison sentence for Konstantin Mikhailov, a former member of a Soviet special police unit convicted for his role in the killings of Lithuanian border guards and police officers at the Medininkai checkpoint in 1991, and reclassified the offense as a crime against humanity, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonia's Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the president of Eurojust, Michele Coninsx, in their meeting in Tallinn on May 26th discussed matters of international justice cooperation, informs LETA/BNS.
In the first three months of the year 2016, the number of crimes committed in Estonia decreased 7% compared to the same period last year, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonian Ministry of Justice is seeking opinions on a bill, which would fully ban smoking in prisons, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonia is in the forefront in the relative number of prisoners, length of prison sentence as well as the rate of people sentenced to prison for drug crimes, it can be seen from data published by the Council of Europe on March 8th, cites LETA/BNS.