Juozas Imbrasas

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Juozas Imbrasas

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Mayor of Vilnius
In office
2007–2009
Preceded byArtūras Zuokas
Succeeded byVilius Navickas
Personal details
Born (1941-01-08) 8 January 1941 (age 78)
Algirdai, Ukmergė district municipality
Political partyOrder and Justice
ResidenceVilnius, Lithuania

Juozas Imbrasas (born 8 January 1941 in Algirdai, Ukmergė district municipality) is the former mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania.[1] He is a member of the political party Order and Justice.


Controversy[edit]

In 2007 Imbrasas came to international attention for banning a gay rights rally on the basis of 'safety concerns' due to building works. No alternative site for the rally was proposed leading to accusations of discrimination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lithuanian mayor bans gay rally". BBC News. 26 October 2007.
  2. ^ BBC NEWS | Europe | Lithuanian mayor bans gay rally