Daina Lasmane

Only after the publications in the press J. Upītis found out about what had happened and drew the KNAB’s attention to the fact that the valid regulatory enactments determine – the maximum size of the graveyard is four places, thus it can be concluded that V. Vīķe-Freiberga has been granted even two cemeteries – one three-seater and one four-seater, although neither the Law “On Ensuring the Activities of the President” nor the binding regulations of the Riga City Council provide for the allocation of two cemeteries to one person.

Later, Daina Lasmane, her state-paid secretary, took the formalities instead of the former president, who testified to KNAB that V. Vīķe-Freiberga had mentioned in a conversation with her that she had visited the Forest Cemetery during the presidency, where she was shown the available graves.