Posts tagged as European Court of Human Rights

Lithuania asks for more time to respond to CIA prison claim

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Lithuanian government has asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to give it more time to prepare its position regarding a Saudi national’s claim that he was unlawfully held in a secret CIA prison in the country between 2005 and 2006. The government has hitherto categorically denied that Lithuania ever hosted a detention facility for terror suspects apprehended by the US. Mustafa al-Hawsawi, 51, is currently held at…

European Court of Human Rights rejects Estonian prisoner’s complaint regarding transport van

By LETA/TBT Staff on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected a complaint by an Estonian prisoner who considered the conditions he would have had to tolerate in a prison transport van as inconsistent with human rights. “The European Court of Human Rights ruled that there has been no violation of Article 3 of the Convention [for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms] as the floor space of the single…

Lithuanian government appeals ECHR ruling on CIA prison

Monday, September 3, 2018

The government has appealed the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that a Saudi Arabia-born Palestinian was unlawfully interrogated at a secret CIA detention site in Lithuania more than a decade ago. The government last Friday, which was the deadline day, filed its request with the Strasburg-based court for the case to be referred to the Grand Chamber, officials at the Justice Ministry confirmed to BNS on Monday. The ECHR…