A shaky month for the rule of law

  • 2012-04-11
  • By Kestutis Girnius
Respect for the rule of law has had a bumpy ride in Lithuania during the past month. The country’s three leading political figures – the president, the chairman of the Seimas, and the prime minister – have failed to support unequivocally a court order, calling for the daughter of Drasius Kedys to be returned to the custody of her mother, Laima Stankunaite.In October 2009 Kedys shot and killed Judge Jonas Furmanavicius and Stankunaite’s sister, having earlier accused them and others of belonging to a pedophile ring that had molested and sexually abused his and S...
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