On the 4th of January 2016 the citizen of Lithuanian Republic Mr. Zigmantas Segzda has applied to the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius, Lithuania, to seek political asylum. Mr. Z. Segzda is afraid to be deprived of his liberty again or suffer excessive
liberty restricting measures applied by the public authorities of Lithuanian Republic.
The main arguments are that I hold other opinion, criticize the state, publish articles, express my views through communication on the internet and the YouTube. For
more information on a specific Human rights issue in Lithuania see the research report - Pre-trial detention: police, prosecutors' and investigating judges' perspective:
Up till now the prosecutor has no evidence in order to charge me with criminal offence and bring me promptly before a judge to exercise judicial power. Thus, legal authorities ordered numerous coercive restrictions, presumably,
to exert pressure on me in order to speed up my “cooperation” and confession. I have nothing to confess, so, I consider, they decided to break me psychologically and punish me without giving me a sentence. By using the most severe
measures employed to achieve goals not provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure. By using of liberty restricting measures, that is the most serious deliberate abuse. To arouse in me feelings of fear, anguish and inferiority capable of humiliating and
debasing me. To contribute to my stigmatization and social exclusion.
Today I face a great challenge. I think I face the public authority that is malfunctioning. One and a half year ago I could not afford to hire a lawyer to protect
my rights. I started to study the discipline of law and now I am a better fighter. In my country I could not find any courageous journalists who would take the risk writing articles and discussing the human rights’ issues. I became both - a journalist
and the media. I will not stop writing articles - doing what I must do. I experienced, that publicity is the best weapon in society which is corrupt.
I understand that the lonely fighter, like me, may not make a difference. But my
struggle is also the struggle for the fundamental human rights and freedoms that individuals not only in my country, but also in your country would have access to.