• March 13, 2014
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Another attack on national minorities and their private property

© L24.lt

Today the plaques with street names have been torn off from a few buildings in Jaszuny owned by the citizens of Lithuania of the Polish nationality. In regard to this, a deputy to the Sejm acting on behalf of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL], Leonard Talmont, made a statement in which he calls upon public authorities to protect private property.

According to the deputy to the Sejm, such actions infringe private property, which is supposed to be protected by the state in compliance with the Constitution and other laws in our country. The police officers of Šalčininkai District Municipality have been already notified of the offence.

 “I want to draw attention of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to this fact, since it is the primary legislative body in our country. Moreover, I want to draw attention of politicians and the public opinion to what the consequences of inciting to the discord with national minorities by the politicians, social activists and organisations, which became public in the media, are.” – L. Talmont said.

The deputy to the Sejm turned to the country’s President, the Prime Minister, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Police Board and called upon them to prevent such attacks which infringe private property of the citizens of Lithuania.

“Such attacks are also aimed against national minorities and incite an ethnic discord. There are attempts to intimidate national minorities and this is unacceptable, especially in the EU. National minorities in Lithuania expect law enforcement authorities to take urgent actions in order to provide security for them and their private property” – L. Talmont said on Thursday.

Source: http://l24.lt/pl/polityka/item/29209-kolejny-atak-na-mniejszosci-narodowe-i-ich-wlasnosc-prywatna

Tłumaczenie by Martyna Kołtun w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Martyna Kołtun within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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