In 2009 D. Kedys, 37, father of 5 year old Deimantele Kedytė, contacted authorities to report the sexual assault of his daughter by 3 men: Andrius Ūsas, ex-Head of the Kaunas branch of Labour Party, Jonas Furmanavičius, judge of Kaunas County Court, and a third blond-haired man Aidas. This case wasn’t being investigated until months later, when D. Kedys went public with his evidence: a video of his daughter explaining her ordeal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHMSBXcqIhU.
On October 5th, 2009, judge J.Furmanavičius and Violeta Naruševičienė (accused of helping to prostitute the girl) were found dead with gun wounds. On April 18th 2010, D. Kedys was found dead with a gun next to his body, close to a water reservoir. Official version-choking on his stomach contents due to an alcohol consumption.
On June 13th 2010, main suspect A. Ūsas’s body was found close to a pond. Official version- drowning due to the heart failure and alcohol consumption.
This case involves multiple deaths, cover-ups of evidence, ambiguous tactics, false accusations and deliberate misinformation by the prosecution. In addition, D.Kedys’s sister N. Venckienė is being subjected to a continuous harassment by the prosecution and smear campaigns in the press. Same tactics were also used in other famous cases i.e. VSD officer’s A. Pociūnas death.
This petition is to ensure the prosecutors that investigated D.Kedys case: R. Petrauskas, A. Kliunka and K. Betingis are subjected to an official investigation and disciplinary actions in the eyes of the law for their actions that involved: deceiving the public about the evidence, falsely accusing D.Kedys of 2 murders as apparent after the press conferences on 17/04/10, and 22/04/10, using tactics that delayed the case as well as withholding important information.
Lithuania deserves an honest, fair and transparent legal system. We hereby sign this Petition and call upon the President, Government and Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania to address this matter and act immediately according to the obligations to their people.
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