Forest Cemetery

Meanwhile, A. Kaufelds, the assistant manager of the Forest Cemetery at the time, explained to KNAB that the information at his disposal testified that V. Vīķe-Freiberga had clearly stated that she wanted a graveyard right at J. Čakste’s resting place, and V. Bisenieks was the one who said that there will be no graveyard for the former president even after her wish has been expressed.

In his turn, Jānis Upītis, who during this event was the head of the Cemetery Department of the Housing and Environment Department of the City Council, KNAB testified that the process of clearing the “blomb grave” took place, bypassing him at all. Neither V. Vīķe-Freiberga nor the city executive director J. Radzevičs have contacted him at all about the visit to the cemetery and immediately contacted V. Biseniek. Also, J.Upītis, as the head of the Cemetery Department, has not received any documents in connection with the granting of the cemetery to V.Vīķe-Freiberga.