In terms of human rights in Lithuania, Marija Ausrine Pavilioniene, a member of the Lithuanian parliament — the Seimas — is a standout figure.
Unfazed by public opinion and disapproval from a number of fellow lawmakers, fighting the status quo of the Seimas’ Committee on European Affairs has become part of Pavilioniene’s daily routine.
“If I stop one day what I am doing, the conservatives will step into the void and push our strongly fought-for human rights away,” she explained as way of introduction for the fol...
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