UNCLAS VILNIUS 000438
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM ELAB SMIG KCRM KPAO OSCE LH
SUBJECT: 2008 TIP REPORT DELIVERED TO LITHUANIAN OFFICIALS
REF: SECSTATE 58396
Â¶1. Darius Staniulis, head of the MFA's Human Rights and NGO
division, was pleased to learn that Lithuania remained in
Tier 1 when we shared the 2008 TIP report with him on June 4.
He noted that both police and NGOs noticed a considerable
decrease in identified victims over the last two years and
said he feels this is evidence that anti-TIP efforts in
Lithuania have been effective. He added that the GOL is
considering making TIP a priority issue when it holds the
chair of the OSCE in 2011.
Â¶2. We shared the TIP report via email with other GOL
officials on June 4 and with relevant local NGOs on June 5.
We posted the English version of the TIP report on Post's
website on June 5 and will post the Lithuanian translation as
soon as it is available.