The Lithuanian citizen held in custody in Moscow on the suspicion of spying has received a visit from human rights organizations.
© AP/Scanpix

Anatoly Abritsov, lawyer of the Lithuanian citizen Aristidas Tamošaitis, told BNS that his client had a visit from representatives of the Public Monitoring Committee, which was co-founded by the Council of Europe a few years ago.

"Tamošaitis is treated well, he enjoys decent conditions and has no complaints," said the lawyer.

On May 20, the Russian Federal Security Service said it had detained a Lithuanian intelligence officer working for the Second Investigation Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence. After the man was arrested for two months, Abritsov filed an appeal against the detention measure.

The report came three weeks after a Russian citizen, suspected of having spied for the FSB, was detained in Lithuania.

Officials of the Lithuanian Embassy in Russia have so far railed to meet with the Lithuanian suspect, Kęstutis Vaškelevičius of the Foreign Ministry told BNS on Wednesday. In his words, Lithuanian diplomats applied for a meeting with Tamošaitis back on May 20, but have not yet received a reply.

"We hope the meeting will take place this week," said Vaškelevičius.

The Russian FSB said it had detained the Lithuanian intelligence agent red-handed in Moscow on May 19 after he had allegedly received classified information from a Russian citizen. According to the report, the Lithuanian allegedly admitted working for the Defence Ministry's Second Investigation Department.

The ministry did not confirm Tamošaitis was employed at the department.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Zemaitaitis ousted as vice-speaker of parliament

Remigijus Zemaitaitis , the Order and Justice party's leader, has been ousted as vice-speaker of...

Ukrainian state firm's ex-chairman seeks political asylum in Lithuania

Petro Vovchuk , a former chairman of the management board at Ukraine's State Food and Grains...

Presidential advisor expects Belarus to delay N-plant launch

Belarus should delay the launch of its Astravyets nuclear power plant until all stress test...

President signs 'spy swap' bill into law

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a bill detailing the president's right to...

Remains of another partisan found in Vilnius (1)

The remains of Lithuanian partisan Juozapas Streikus-Stumbras have been found at Orphans' Cemetery...