CASE OF ARMONIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no._36919/02

Facts: The Applicant, Judita Armonienė, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned the Applicant’s right to effective protection of the right to private life and the state’s obligation to penalize acts damaging one’s reputation. In 2002 a major Lithuanian newspaper disclosed information that the Applicant’s husband, Mr Laimutis Armonas, is HIV positive and that he…

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CASE OF BALČIŪNAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._17095/02 (2010)

Facts: The applicant, Laimutis Balčiūnas, is a Lithuanian national. He was arrested in 1998 on charges of armed robbery. While still in pre-trial detention, he had another set of criminal proceedings brought against him in May 2000 when he was under suspicion of being a member of a criminal organization involved in detonating explosions in public…

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CASE OF BALSYTĖ-LIDEIKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 72596/01 (2009)

Facts: The Applicant is the founder and owner of the publishing company “Metskaitliai”. In 2000 a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) distributed a public announcement, stating that the texts published in “Lithuanian Calendar 2000” insulted persons of Polish, Russian and Jewish origin. In the same year the Vilnius City Second District Court found, relying…

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CASE OF BANEL v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 14326/11(2013)

Facts: The Case concerns the complaint of the applicant that the State had failed to protect her son’s life and that the criminal investigation of the circumstances into her son’s death had not been effective. In June 2005 the applicant’s thirteen-year old son died from injuries sustained when part of a balcony broke off from…

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CASE OF VARNIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 42916/04 (2013)

Facts: The case concerned Varnienė’s rights to a plot of land in Valakupiai. In 2000 local authorities restored her rights to part of this plot, which had belonged to her mother but had been nationalised in the 1940s. Ms Varnienė also launched an action to have 0.33 hectares of the plot, which remained government property,…

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CASE OF D.D. v. LITHUANIA – Application no._13469/06 (2012)

Facts: The applicant, D.D., is a Lithuanian national. Suffering from schizophrenia, the applicant was legally incapacitated in 2000. Her adoptive father was subsequently appointed her legal guardian and, at his request, she was interned in June 2004. She was then placed in the Kėdainiai care home, where she remains to date. In 2005 and with…

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CASE OF DAKTARAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 42095/98

Facts: On 11 May 1998, Mr Henrikas Daktaras applied to the European Commission of Human Rights under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The applicant applied against the Republic of Lithuania alleging that his right to a fair trial guaranteed by Article 6 § 1 of the…

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CASE OF ČESNULEVIČIUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._13462/06 (2012)

Facts: The applicant, Petras Česnulevičius, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned the death of Mr Česnulevičius’ 22-year-old son in August 2000 in Pravieniškės Prison following repeated attacks on the 4th, 5th and then on 6th August by other inmates. On the last occasion he was taken to the prison nurse who, unable to stop…

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CASE OF GULIJEV v. LITHUANIA – Application no._10425/03 (2008)

Facts: The applicant, Ibrahim Gulijev, is an Azerbaijani national who lives in Biedermansdorf (Austria). In 2001 the applicant married his partner, a Lithuanian national with whom he already had a five-year old daughter, and obtained a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania. His request for the renewal of his residence permit was rejected by…

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CASE OF ŽIČKUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._26652/02 (2009)

Facts: The applicant, Egidijus Žičkus, is a Lithuanian national. He received various state awards in the 1990s in recognition of his contribution to the independence of Lithuania and the Lithuanian army. The case concerned his complaint that, publicly denounced as a former secret KGB collaborator, he lost his job and is now prevented from working in…

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CASE OF ILJINA AND SARULIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 32293/05 (2011)

Facts: The applicants, Danuta Iljina, and her daughter, Evelina Sarulienė, are two Lithuanian nationals. The case concerned a mother and daughter’s allegations that they and their family were the victims of police brutality in the staircase of their block of flats and that the incident was not adequately investigated. According to expert medical reports carried…

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CASE OF JOKŠAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 25330/07 (2013)

Facts: The applicant is a Lithuanian national employed by the Lithuanian armed forces. His contract was terminated because he had reached retirement age, in accordance with the legal provisions in force. The applicant challenged this decision before the administrative courts, alleging that he had been discriminated against on grounds of his personal opinions, and asked…

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CASE OF JUCIUS AND JUCIUVIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 14414/03 (2009)

Facts: The Applicants, Mr Marijus Jucius and Mrs Gertrūda Juciuvienė, are Lithuanian nationals. The case concerns the complaint by the Applicants about a violation of their right to family life as the domestic courts originally granted permanent custody of their two orphaned nieces to grandparents. In April 1999 Mr Jucius’ sister and her partner died and the Applicants…

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CASE OF KARALEVIČIUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._53254/99 (2005)

Facts: The applicant, Vytautas Karalevičius, is a Lithuanian national. On 31 December 1996 Šiauliai City District Court ordered his detention on remand. He was convicted of forgery and suppressing documents on 10 September 1998 and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. He appealed. On 24 October 2000 the Supreme Court reduced the sentence to three years’…

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CASE OF KASPEROVIČIUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no._54872/08 (2012)

Facts: In October 2006, the applicant was detained for seven days at the Anykščiai Police Remand Facility. The applicant complained to the administration of the Anykščiai Facility that the conditions of his detention had been appalling. In their reply, they explained that full-scale renovation would be required, but said that this was precluded owing to…

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CASE OF KUDREVIČIUS AND OTHERS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._37553/05 (2013)

Facts: In May 2003 the Lithuanian authorities issued farmers with permits to hold peaceful assemblies in selected areas. The farmers held a peaceful demonstration, but after it dispersed it caused major traffic disruptions on three main roads. After a successful settlement with the Government, the protest ended. However, criminal charges of rioting were brought against…

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CASE OF VARNAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._42615/06 (2013)

Facts: The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that he had been denied conjugal visits from his wife, despite repeated requests, while convicted prisoners were allowed such visits. In March 2004, the applicant was placed in pre-trial detention, where he spent more than two years until, in June 2006, he was convicted of a number of…

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CASE OF VALIULIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 33234/07 (2013)

Facts: On February 2001, Ms Valiulienė applied to the city district court to bring a private prosecution, stating that she had been beaten by her partner J.H.L. on several occasions. In January 2002, a judge of that court forwarded her complaint to the public prosecutor, ordering him to start his own pre-trial criminal investigation. J.H.L.…

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