Posts tagged as violence

Lithuanian MOD conceals crimes in the army

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Weapons, drugs, drunkenness, violence, thefts in the Lithuanian Armed Forces are the results of the work of the Minister National Defence of Lithuania. Since the appointment of Arvydas Anušauskas as Minister of National Defence (December 2020), the statistics of crimes committed by the servicemen of the Lithuanian Army has been increasing. According to the Lithuanian police, during the summer period alone, several criminal incidents involving servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed…

President of Latvia: until now national violence prevention policy has been fragmented and incoherent

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

President of Latvia Egils Levits has sent a formal reply to an open letter containing recommendations and proposals on reduction of violence at the national level published by public media, which organised charity marathon ‘Give me five’, following the 2020 campaign ‘Breaking the Cycle of Violence’. President of Latvia praises public media for bringing national levels of violence and its devastating effects on the whole society into the public focus…

Belarus exiled leader joins solidarity event in Vilnius against gender violence

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Belarus’ exiled opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, joined a display of solidarity on Wednesday against gender violence organised by the Dutch embassy in Vilnius. To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, the residence of the Dutch ambassador in Vilnius was lit up orange, according to a press release by the embassy. Lithuania’s former president, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Danish Ambassador to Lithuania Hans Brask…

LTV broadcast investigates violence in Latvian kindergartens

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Latvian Television’s investigative broadcast “Aizliegtais paņēmiens” explored attitude towards children at Latvian kindergartens. Episode aired November 2 showed the results of a four-month long investigation at one establishment. Throughout the investigative process, a Latvian Television journalist took the position of a teacher’s aide and worked at Rīga kindergarten no. 36 for four months. This assistant job has low pay and requirements: almost anyone can get it. Over the four months, the…

Аctivist arrested for ‘violence against the Queen’ of Thailand (VIDEO)

Friday, October 16, 2020

A prominent anti-government campaigner has been charged with attempting to harm the Queen of Thailand during mass protest rallies in Bangkok. He could face life imprisonment if found guilty. Ekachai Hongkangwan was taken into police custody on Friday. Along with a fellow activist, he was charged under the criminal law which “bans any act of violence against the Queen or Her Majesty’s liberty,” local media reported. If found guilty, Hongkangwan…

Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania

By Adomas Abromaitis on Friday, April 10, 2020

  Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance. Thus, the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, as well as U.S. soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are the main contributors to the Lithuanian defence today. U.S. soldiers from the…

Re:Baltica reports on disturbing patterns of domestic violence

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has a powerful new series of investigations online probing the disturbing topic of domestic violence in Latvia. The series of articles looks at how widespread the problem is and whether suitable measures are in place to protect vulnerable victims of domestic violence and hand out appropriate punishments to perpetrators. A piece titled   The Woman With The Cut Off Ear    relates a longstanding pattern…

Dressed in NATO uniform criminals operate in the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, November 1, 2019

The media and society for a few years have been discussing a lot of incidents related to the moral features of NATO soldiers and the crimes they commit. Soldiers are being accused of using and transporting drugs, violence against civilians, and violations of discipline. It is obvious that the NATO and U.S. soldiers experience some kind of moral decline – the defenders of “democracy” are turning into criminals. This problem…

Russia must halt ungrounded violence against innocent people – Rinkevics

Monday, August 5, 2019

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, in reaction to the hundreds detained during demonstrations in Moscow on Saturday, posted on his Twitter account last evening that Russia must halt the ungrounded violence against innocent civilians and release those who have been detained. ”Another day in which peaceful demonstrations are being brutally suppressed,” the minister said. He emphasized that Russia must observe its international human rights obligations, unjustified violence against innocent people…

Protester loses hand in ‘gilets jaunes’ demonstration

Monday, February 11, 2019

Violence broke out for the 13th week in Paris as riot police took on yellow vest protesters. In the midst of tear gas and baton charges, one protester lost a hand in horrific circumstances. The cause of the injury has not been confirmed but eyewitness claim he picked up a tear gas grenade that exploded in his hand. Police say he is being treated in hospital. Brief clashes erupted on…