Lithuanian prosecutors say they will decide on further steps in their ongoing pre-trial investigation after examining in detail the European Court of Human Rights' ruling that the country hosted a secret CIA detention facility.
Abu Zubaydah, suspected CIA jail in Antaviliai
© DELFI montažas

"Decisions on the further course of the ongoing pre-trial investigation will be taken only after a detailed analysis of the ECHR's official judgement and its reasoning," the Prosecutor General's Office said in a press release on Thursday.

The prosecutors emphasize that they actively cooperated with the ECHR in its hearing of Abu Zubaydah's complaint against Lithuania and provided the court with information related with its pre-trial investigation.

The Prosecutor General's Office has not named any suspects in its pre-trial investigation regarding illegal transportation of people across the national border and abuse of office, which has been underway for more than four years now.

The prosecutors say that they have sent requests for legal assistance to the United States, Poland, Romania and other countries as part of the probe.

"Responses from some countries have been received, but no information of significant to the investigation has been received to date," the office said in the press release.

The prosecutors stay that they cannot disclose the details of the pre-trial investigation as some of the information is classified.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian MP Juknevičienė takes over as NATO PA president

Lithuanian MP Rasa Juknevičienė on Monday took up her position of president of the NATO...

Pope Francis invites Christians in Latvia to seek dialogue, understanding

Pope Francis , currently visiting Latvia , on Monday called on all Christian denominations to seek...

Pope Francis' message to Latvians: freedom is a task for everyone

The development of individuals and the community is key to upholding freedom, Pope Francis said...

The Rīga Conference 2018 – One week countdown

On the 28th and 29th of September at the Latvian National Library in Riga, politicians and world...

Lithuanian agrimin to discuss post-Brexit agriculture funding issues in Austria

Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys will on Monday attend an informal meeting of EU...