- March 14, 2014
‘We regard breaking off the signs as a theft,’ says commissioner of Soleczniki
On the night from 11th to 12th March in Jaszuny unknown perpetrators had broken off signs with Polish street names. The case is being taken care of by the police.
‘We were reported by the community director that signs were broke off from private estates. Currently we are collecting evidence in the case. At this stage we regard this act as a theft,’ said the chief of police in Soleczniki Genadij Griguola to zw.lt.
The chief of Soleczniki police also informed that perpetrators have not been caught yet.
AWPL (Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania) member Leonard Talmont had made a special statement in this case yesterday.
‘I want to bring the attention of the Lithuanian Parliament, as the basic legislative body in our country, and also the attention of politicians and public opinion, to the consequences of incitement to discords in relation to national minorities which come from the mouths of politicians, social activists and organizations,’ he wrote in his statement.
According to Talmont, such attacks are also directed against national minorities and they incite to discords on grounds of nationality. There are attempts to intimidate national minorities which is unacceptable especially in the European Union. ‘National minorities in Lithuania expect the law enforcement to take immediate actions in order to ensure their safety and the safety of their private properties,’ stated the politician.
Tłumaczenie by Anna Leśkiewicz w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Anna Leśkiewicz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.