The Lithuanian Equal Opportunities Omudsman’s Office found that the Foreigner Registration Centre in Pabradė failed to ensure the right to their residents to eat in accordance with their religious specifics.
“The individuals are believed to have been subjected to discrimination for their religious beliefs,” reads a report signed by acting equal opportunities ombudsman Edita Ziobienė earlier this week.
The conclusion was made in response to a complaint filed by residents of the Foreigner Registration Centre who said that meals in the institution are inconsistent with their religions.
The office turned to the Interior Minister, asking to revise the necessary legal acts that regulate ways of meals provision at the Foreigner Registration Centre, in order to ensure that the meals are provided in line with the religious beliefs of the residents. For instance, religion bans Buddhists from eating meat, while Muslims do not eat pork.