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Lithuania Discriminated Against Men Based on Their Sexual Orientation

Monday, February 3, 2020

Lithuania Discriminated Against Men Based on Their Sexual Orientation February 03, 2020 • by Human Rights Monitoring Institute Last month the ECtHR delivered its judgment in Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas v. Lithuania. By refusing to investigate hate speech on social media, Lithuanian authorities discriminated against two men based on their sexual orientation. In 2014, two men shared a photo of a kiss on social media. The photo attracted homophobic…

Human rights court rules that police discriminated against Lithuanian gay couple

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that Lithuania’s law enforcement discriminated against a gay couple when they refused to investigate hate speech on social media. Five years ago, the male couple posted a photo on Facebook of themselves kissing. The post received dozens of comments, including calls for the two gay men to be “thrown into gas chambers”, “exterminated”, “burned” and “killed”. Prosecutors in Klaipėda, western…