On June 28, 2023, a Lithuanian court ruled in favor of Belarusian Vitali Dvarashin, granting him the right to live outside the refugee camp.
It should be noted that Vitali Dvarashin, as a conscientious objector from Belarus, had been working as a long-haul truck driver in Lithuania since 2012.
The Lithuanian migration authorities revoked his residence permit on April 26, 2023, based solely on the fact of his service in the Belarusian army 20 years ago. As a result of his military service, Vitali was deemed undesirable on Lithuanian territory and was banned from entering the European Union for 5 years.
Vitali had to seek political asylum in Lithuania to avoid being deported to Belarus.
The Lithuanian border guards wanted him to wait for the decision of the Lithuanian migration authorities in the refugee camp, but Vitali refused as he had a place to live in Lithuania.
On June 28, 2023, the Lithuanian court sided with Vitali and officially allowed him to live outside the camp while awaiting the decision of the Lithuanian migration authorities and freely move within the borders of the Republic of Lithuania.