Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (164)

Finian McGrath

Question:

164. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will request the ambassador to attend at the court of apeal in the case of a person (details supplied). [31677/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I can inform the Deputy that the Embassy of Ireland in Lithuania and the Consular Assistance Section in Dublin has, at my request, provided consular assistance to the person in question since that person’s initial detention. We are in regular contact with the appropriate Lithuanian authorities in response to questions or matters which have arisen during the period of imprisonment. The person and his next of kin are kept informed of the Embassy’s representations to the Lithuanian authorities on various matters, and the outcomes of these representations. I wish to inform the Deputy that at the request of the person’s family the Consul of our Embassy in Vilnius attended the Appeal Hearing of 27 June.