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Arrested for vote buying, the elected mayor of Himara demands freedom

The elected mayor of Himara Municipality, Fredi Beleri, who was arrested two days before the May 14 elections, requested the change of the security measures. Journalist Ermal Vija reports for ABC News that Beleri has appealed to the Court of Special Appeals and the Supreme Court to change the security …

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ABC News in the Mujahideen camp after suspections of cyber-attackers presence

ABC News traveled to Camp Ashraf 3 and Ashraf 4, in Manza, where the Iranian opposition MEK has been sheltering for years in our country, and where today police officers have disembarked to carry out checks by decision of the GJKKO. Journalist Leonidha Musa said that the situation in the …

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Mujahideen accuse state police of killing camp member

One of the residents of the MEK camp of Mujahideen in Manza area has declared Tuesday that one of them has been killed by Albanian police forces. Journalist Leonidha Musaj reports for ABC News that sources inside the camp told him that during the search, the police allegedly killed a …

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Government: MEK violated the agreement. Police: No victims!

The Ministry of the Interior has reacted to the tensions in the mujahedin camp, where this morning after the police check inside the camp premises. “Today’s operation of the State Police in the location of the MEK in Manez of Durrës is in full implementation of the SPAK order and …

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Today meeting of the National Council, a candidacy for the new chairman of Democratic Party

The National Council of the Democratic Party has started the work behind closed doors around 12:30. Journalist Erneta Shevroja reports that the members are discussing the composition of the Electoral Commission and the approval of the seven names proposed by the presidency. This is the only item expected to be …

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Bardhi:17 deputies will not be in the National Council

At the end of the meeting of the parliamentary group, Gazment Bardhi said that with the elections for the head of the democratic party, the statutes are being violated, but in the end he emphasized that it is the majority that decides. “After the elections, we thought that the important …

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Albania Awaits Predicted Surge in UK Tourists

As low costs announce quantum increase in flights to Albania, some UK media predict ‘millions’ of British tourists will visit what was once a niche destination. Original post Here

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Rama appeal to Kurti to do not lose North of Kosovo

While warning the escalation of relations between Albania and Serbia if the three kidnapped policemen are not released, Prime Minister Edi Rama also conveyed a message to his counterpart, Albin Kurti. In the post he shared a while ago on Twitter, Rama appeals to Kurt to reflect on his actions. …

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Rama warns Vucic to release three Kosovo policemen

Prime Minister Edi Rama has again called for the release of three policemen kidnapped in the north by Serbian forces. Through a post on Twitter, the head of the Albanian government warns that if the three policemen are not released this week, the relationships between Albania and Serbia will be …

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Debate about Fier incinerator, Bllako: I am accused for something i did not have the autorithy

The Defense Conclusions session for the Fier incinerator causes debate in the Special Court, where Alqi Blako issued charges against the Special Prosecutor’s Office. Bllako said that all this attack was orchestrated within a specific agenda. Journalist Ermal Vija reports for ABC News that Alqi Blako claims that he was …

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Albania Upholds Ethnic Greek Mayor-Elect’s Vote-Buying Conviction

An appeals court confirmed the conviction for vote-buying of Fredi Beleri, mayor-elect of Himara, whose case has caused a diplomatic row between Tirana and Athens – potentially barring him from Albanian domestic political life for two decades. Original post Here

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With court recognition of Berisha-led DP, main opposition party shows signs of unity 

TIRANA, June 25, 2024 – Ending years of turmoil, a court has placed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party officially under the control of the faction that has the most support among voters.  The decision means the state-recognized seal and funding will now shift from the minority faction led by Lulzim …

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Eight doctors accused for abuse of power, the court gives the decisions

The Court of Tirana has set the security measure of “house arrest” and “compulsion to appear” for some doctors and employees of the Oncology Department at the University Hospital Center in Tirana for abuse of duty. According to the investigations, these people, who were employed at the state hospital “Mother …

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A Turkish citizen arrested in Kapshtica, is expected his extradition to Instanbul

A 50-year-old man from Turkey, sentenced to over ten years in prison for the production and sale of narcotics, was arrested at the border crossing point in Kapshtica. He was arrested at the entrance to Albania and arrested by the Narcotics Investigation Section of DVP Korçë, with the aim of …

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SPAK has requested two years in prison for the elected mayor of Himara

The Court of Special Appeal will give the decision on Tuesday at 13:00 for the elected mayor of the Municipality of Himara, Fredi Beleri. ABC News reporter Ermal Vija reports that the Appeal will be heard in connection with the announcement of the decision. Fredi Beleri and Pandeli Kokaveshi plead …

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Graft Probe Raises Awkward Questions for Albanian Defence Minister

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi was part of a trip to Italy in 2013 that Albanian special prosecutors say was paid for by two now fugitive businessmen right before they clinched a lucrative solar power contract. Original post Here

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More than 5 thousand cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed, 2 arrested and one wanted

About 5396 cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed in Lezhë, Elbasan and Shkodër as part of the police operation coded “Clean Territory”. In the forest of Gëziq village in Mirditë, 500 cannabis seedlings were found in cubes. 35-year-old Maringlen Gjeta was arrested and his brother was declared wanted. For this …

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Three arrested in Morina for smuggling, an police officers part of the investigation

Three people were handcuffed at the border crossing point in Morina, as they were suspected of smuggling (vehicle parts) from Kosovo to Albania. According to the police, this group carried out the transportation of vehicles by bus and sold them in Albania, while it was also arrested and a customs …

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A 38 year old declared wanted by Italy, arrested in Tirana

A 38-year-old wanted by Italian justice was arrested in Tirana, as part of the coded police operation “Wanted 3”. Altianado Feimi was put in handcuffs after being declared an international wanted, after the Court of Genoa, Italy, has assigned the security measure “Arrest in prison”, for the criminal offenses “Criminal …

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A 49-year-old man was arrested in Durres. Is expected his extradition to Spain

A 49-year-old announced as an international wanted man was arrested in Durrës for murder and criminal group. It is about Armando Masha, born in Durres, who is expected to be extradited to Spain. He was located by the Operational Forces as he was hiding in neighborhood no. 13, Durres. The …

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Albania Upholds Ethnic Greek Mayor-Elect’s Vote-Buying Conviction

An appeals court confirmed the conviction for vote-buying of Fredi Beleri, mayor-elect of Himara, whose case has caused a diplomatic row between Tirana and Athens – potentially barring him from Albanian domestic political life for two decades. Original post Here

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With court recognition of Berisha-led DP, main opposition party shows signs of unity 

TIRANA, June 25, 2024 – Ending years of turmoil, a court has placed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party officially under the control of the faction that has the most support among voters.  The decision means the state-recognized seal and funding will now shift from the minority faction led by Lulzim …

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Eight doctors accused for abuse of power, the court gives the decisions

The Court of Tirana has set the security measure of “house arrest” and “compulsion to appear” for some doctors and employees of the Oncology Department at the University Hospital Center in Tirana for abuse of duty. According to the investigations, these people, who were employed at the state hospital “Mother …

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A Turkish citizen arrested in Kapshtica, is expected his extradition to Instanbul

A 50-year-old man from Turkey, sentenced to over ten years in prison for the production and sale of narcotics, was arrested at the border crossing point in Kapshtica. He was arrested at the entrance to Albania and arrested by the Narcotics Investigation Section of DVP Korçë, with the aim of …

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SPAK has requested two years in prison for the elected mayor of Himara

The Court of Special Appeal will give the decision on Tuesday at 13:00 for the elected mayor of the Municipality of Himara, Fredi Beleri. ABC News reporter Ermal Vija reports that the Appeal will be heard in connection with the announcement of the decision. Fredi Beleri and Pandeli Kokaveshi plead …

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Graft Probe Raises Awkward Questions for Albanian Defence Minister

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi was part of a trip to Italy in 2013 that Albanian special prosecutors say was paid for by two now fugitive businessmen right before they clinched a lucrative solar power contract. Original post Here

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More than 5 thousand cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed, 2 arrested and one wanted

About 5396 cannabis seedlings and plants were destroyed in Lezhë, Elbasan and Shkodër as part of the police operation coded “Clean Territory”. In the forest of Gëziq village in Mirditë, 500 cannabis seedlings were found in cubes. 35-year-old Maringlen Gjeta was arrested and his brother was declared wanted. For this …

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Three arrested in Morina for smuggling, an police officers part of the investigation

Three people were handcuffed at the border crossing point in Morina, as they were suspected of smuggling (vehicle parts) from Kosovo to Albania. According to the police, this group carried out the transportation of vehicles by bus and sold them in Albania, while it was also arrested and a customs …

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A 38 year old declared wanted by Italy, arrested in Tirana

A 38-year-old wanted by Italian justice was arrested in Tirana, as part of the coded police operation “Wanted 3”. Altianado Feimi was put in handcuffs after being declared an international wanted, after the Court of Genoa, Italy, has assigned the security measure “Arrest in prison”, for the criminal offenses “Criminal …

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A 49-year-old man was arrested in Durres. Is expected his extradition to Spain

A 49-year-old announced as an international wanted man was arrested in Durrës for murder and criminal group. It is about Armando Masha, born in Durres, who is expected to be extradited to Spain. He was located by the Operational Forces as he was hiding in neighborhood no. 13, Durres. The …