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The Seimas Ombudsman and the representative of UNHCR in Lithuania agreed to cooperate

7 October 2014

10710256 1392711750989417 5176140383710945074 oOn 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.

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The Seimas Ombudsman encourages respecting human rights in the Refugees Reception Centre

16 September 2014

20140722 1238562After 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.

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The Seimas Ombudsman expresses concern regarding human rights violations in the psychiatric clinic of Šiauliai hospital

9 September 2014

psichiatrijos lovaThe Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas questioned whether the personnel of psychiatric clinic properly cares for patients and their rights are not violated.

In the human rights report on the situation in the psychiatric clinic of Šiauliai hospital, the Seimas Ombudsman noted that the psychiatrists do not inform patients about the applied treatment and its efficiency. Moreover, they do not provide information on the prescribed medicines and a possibility to refuse medical interventions.

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