Lithuania violates life prisoners' rights by depriving them of hope of release - ECHR

Lithuania violates the rights of prisoners serving life sentences by depriving them of any hope of release, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled on Tuesday.
Lukiškiai prison in Vilnius
© DELFI / Valdas Kopūstas

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