Limits of free speech to be tested

  • 2003-03-27
  • Matt Kovalick
VILNIUSThe Justice Ministry intends to respond to an inquiry from the European Court for Human Rights, currently considering whether to proceed with a case of a Lithuanian woman who has accused the government of violating her freedom of expression. At the center of the appeal is Danute Balsyte-Lideikiene's 2000 Lithuanian Calendar, which was confiscated after publication by state authorities on the grounds it was nationalistic and discriminatory. The calendar quickly drew emotional criticism from leaders of the country's Belarusian, Polish and Russian communities. At that time, there were w...
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