British citizen, fined for public urination, appeals to human rights court

  • 2006-02-14
  • TBT staff
VILNIUS -- Kevin William Pitt, a British police officer, who was fined 200 litas in 2002 for urinating on the President's Office, has filed a complaint against Lithuania with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court had rejected Pitt's appeal to reopen the case on Feb. 9.

This marks the first time the European court has been petitioned to hear a case involving a foreign citizen protesting a fine imposed by the Lithuanian government.