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Recalling of Lithuanian ambassador can be connected with CIA secret prison

2009-12-16 15:05

It cannot be ruled out that Dalia Grybauskaite, the President of Lithuania, decided to recall Mecys Laurinkus, the ambassador of the country to Georgia, in connection with the parliamentary investigation over the possible existence of CIA secret prison in Lithuania, said Irena Degutene, the chairperson of Lithuanian parliament in her interview to Ziniu radijas.


She mentioned the president has the right to recall. Degutene added she knew no details, but suggested it can be connected with the CIA secret prison case. In the case Laurinkus was one of the interrogated - RIA Novosti.

The order to recall the ambassador within 24 hours appeared yesterday, loss of trust was called the reason.

On Tuesday Povilas Malakauskas, the security department director, who succeeded Laurinkus at the post, submitted resignation. Laurinkus headed the security dept to summer 2007.

The fact was confirmed by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister to Lietuvos rytas TV channel. He said the President expressed mistrust and the government will discuss it and make decision on Wednesday.

The PM didn't comment upon the reasons of the ambassador's recalling.


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