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Peleckis, Mindaugas

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TV3 - Lithuania | 28/04/2010

Suspicions that man who took on paedophiles was murdered

The Lithuanian Drąsius Kedys is said to have killed two people he had accused of aiding and abetting the abuse of his underage daughter, including a judge. The accusations could not be proven and several days ago Kedys himself was found dead. The portal Balsas suspects a conspiracy: "Since Drąsius Kedys' burial there has been no end to debate over paedophilia in Lithuania. This man's tragedy clearly shows how difficult the situation of children is in Lithuania, but it has also had a positive effect: Lithuanian society has never been so united since the struggle for independence. Kedys sought legal recourse in 2008 but it was only a year later that anyone responded to his charges, by which time according to Kedys his underage daughter was already the victim of a ring of paedophiles including judges, politicians and other high-placed personalities. ... Lithuania was then divided into two camps: those who believed the public prosecutors and those who believed Kedys and the abused children."

žinių radijas - Lithuania | 06/03/2006

Elections in Belarus

According to Mindaugas Peleckis, many western observers who have commented on the situation in Belarus in the run-up to the elections on March 19 are suffering from a misapprehension: "Lukashenko's regime is based on the Soviet model, but has little in common with either the East European or West European political landscape. In their assessments of the situation in Belarus, politicians and political scientists often wrongly assume that the West can contribute to the democratisation of Belarus. They say that as Russia is aiming at developing joint economic and security policies with the EU, there will also be political reforms in Belarus, and perhaps even a change of government... But Russia is silent on the subject of human rights violations. This would seem to indicate that the two dictators, Putin and Lukashenko, have made a pact. Although the opposition in Russia is in a slightly better position than that in Belarus, both Minsk and Moscow are trying to eliminate the opposition and nip anything that could turn into an Orange Revolution in the bud."

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