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Grybauskaite criticised by media for vetoing amendments to Lithuania's Criminal Code

  • 2016-04-26
  • BNS/TBT-STAFF/VILNIUS
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has vetoed amendments to the Criminal Code providing for criminal liability for disclosing and making material from closed court sessions public knowledge.  The amendments have drawn criticism from media organisations. "The amendments adopted by the Seimas restrict media rights and the public interest and make the courts even more closed to the public," Grybauskaite said in a press release. According to Grybauskaite, the amendments may lead to abuse of the right to closed court pr...
 
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