Off the Wire

  • 1998-12-03
FIGHTING FOR MINORITY RIGHTS: Polish-Lithuanian activists presented nearly 15,000 signatures of Vilnius residents who are worried that proposed amendments would restrict national minorities' rights to use their native languages. Residents are concerned about the fourth clause in the National Minorities Law that was presented to the Parliament. An amendment to the clause, signed by President Valdas Adamkus in May, says "every person of a national minority has a right to use his national minority language privately as well as publicly." However lawmaker Arimantas Raskinis has proposed a stric...
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