When faced the second person after the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, it’s easy to lose head in the excitement and the desire to indulge. This phenomenon, described by Russian folk medicine, has the name of Vertigo diagnosis – dizziness and numbness in the feet. The judges are also people, so they have the right to make mistakes and get lost.
The portal „Laisvas laikrastis“ has published the opinion, that on the 23rd September, 2016, that the judge of Ukmerge region District Court Mr. Rinaldas Adamonis ordered a „punishment“ – deprived Mr.Zigmantas Segzda of his right to enjoy his property peacefully, since Mr.Zigmantas Segzda criticised and published online publications about scandalous activities of Ms. Sigita Jurgeleviciene, the head of the Public Procurement Office under the Government of Lithuanian Republic.
Mr.Zigmantas Segzda has had quite a long conversation with the judge of Ukmerge region District Court Mr. Rinaldas Adamonis. Mr. Segzda wonders if the judge has understood him correctly, though Mr. Segzda has been communicating legal arguments. On the 9th of November, 2016, Mr. Segzda pledged a complaint before the Judicial Ethics and Discipline Commission regarding activities of the judge Mr. Rinaldas Adamonis assuming that the judge in a criminal case has been protected purely personal business of Ms. Sigita Jurgeleviciene, Deputy Director of the Public Procurement Office under the Government of Lithuanian Republic. It appears from this that Ms. Sigita Jurgeleviciene has been in a desperate need to adjudge 30, 000 EUR moral damages from her former lover.
On the 15th of April, 2016, the Ukmerge region District Court received the criminal case No 1-74-517/2016. Finally the judge Mr. Adamonis ordered the trial date – the 9th of September. 2016. Based on the above, the judge supposedly delayed the process for 4 months. Mr. Segzda considers, that by doing this, the judge Mr. Rinaldas Adamonis has violated the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Article 6:
„In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.“
On the 4th of November, 2016, during the trial the judge Mr. Adamonis had come to a decision to reject 2 requests made by Mr. Segzda. It should be noted that the judge failed to give legal reasoning of his decision, which prevented the opportunity for Mr. Segzda to effectively challenge the court’s decision and violated the right of equal conditions to defend his legitimate interests.
On the 4th of November, 2016, the judge Mr. Adamonis explained that after the court passes sentence in a criminal case, Mr. Segzda may add some notes to the appeal on every issue, if he considers violation of his rights. It is obvious, that the judge did not avoid public speeches that predict the outcome of the case. Later on the judge pointed out again that after receiving a sentence Mr. Segzda may express his opinion on the legality of the verdict. Mr. Segzda believes that in these speeches the judge Mr. Adamonis has disclosed his personal prejudice in giving the judgement, the judge revealed his personal prejudice against the accused, allowing to predict that Mr. Segzda is guilty. Mr. Segzda understands, that by doing this, the judge Mr. Rinaldas Adamonis has infringed the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Article 6:
„Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.“
Based on the above, Mr. Segzda implies that the judge has offended the Judges‘ Code of Ethics of the Republic of Lithuania.