- March 19, 2014
Justice In Lithuania Took Its Course
A fine amounting 40 thousand litas, set in 2013 to the director of the Local Government Administration of the Šalčininkai district Boleslaw Daszkiewicz, being in contradiction to all the international and EU legal standards regarding the national minorities and human rights, has still been in force. B. Daszkiewicz did not repaid, within the time limit, the fine for not performing due to the decision on removing the bilingual placards with the street names in cities of the Šalčininkai districts. By having done this, he exposed himself to the agency of the government of Lithuania.
The agency of the government of Lithuania informed him about submitting the application to the court for it to issue a relevant document to the bailiff. On the basis of this document, the director of the Local Government Administration of the Šalčininkai district B. Daszkiewicz is going to be forced to pay the fine.
As Boleslaw Daszkiewicz Said, He did not pay the fine to 6th February, 2014, because he had no money to do that, and he would like to pay the fine by installments. B. Daszkiwicz informed the BNS agency that he had already been talking to the bailiff Teresa Gierasimowicz about the possibility of paying the fine by installments. “I talked to the bailiff, he had not levied an execution yet. When she have the relevant documents, she will determine the sum of money I’m going to pay” – he said.
In 2008 the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court made the director B. Daszkiwicz obliged to have the placards with bilingual street names removed in the Šalčininkai district. B. Daszkiwicz said, however, that he did not have the authority to act on the private premises. Eventually, on 23th December, 2013, the Vilnius Regional Court decided that, because he failed to comply with the decision of the court, he had to pay the fine amounting 43 400 litas.
Tłumaczenie by Roksana Kasperek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Roksana Kasperek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.