31 October 2014
The head of Lukiškės Remand Prison–Prison Viktoras Davidenko will permit remand prisoners to hold communal prayers and devotions in attendance of a member of Sunni Muslim community on Fridays. Such a decision was made after a successful mediation of the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas when he addressed the head of Lukiškės Prison.
After a complaint was received from a remand prisoner A. B. complaining about poor conditions to hold collective prayers and devotions in Lukiškės Prison, the Seimas Ombudsman A. Normantas requested the head of Lukiškės Prison to consider the possibility of adjusting the daily routine for those remand prisoners who worship Islam in Lukiškės Prison, so they could hold communal devotions on Fridays.
7 October 2014
On 7 October 2014, the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas and the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lithuania Renata Kuleš agreed to cooperate in combating human rights violations.
During the meeting with the the Seimas Ombudsman A. Normantas, the representative of UNHCR in Lithuania, showed interest in performance of national prevention of torture in Lithuania and human right violations established by the Seimas Ombudsman in the Foreigners Registration Centre, the Refugees Reception Centre and Frontier Stations.
16 September 2014
After a visit to the Refugees Reception Centre, the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas addressed the State Food and Veterinary Service with a request to organize an inspection of food control in the Refugees Reception Centre. The Seimas Ombudsman also requested the head of Kaunas Public Health Centre to organize an inspection of public health safety there.
In addition, Kaunas district fire and rescue board was asked to perform ane inspection concerning fire and emergency prevention in the Refugees Reception Centre.