Albania: Commissioner urges quicker progress to establish the truth on 2011 events

Strasbourg, 21/01/2013 – Two years have passed after the regretful events in Tirana during which four demonstrators were shot dead and a number of policemen and protesters were injured.

I remain very concerned at the fact that a number of the persons responsible for these violent acts and human rights violations have not yet been held to account.

I urge the Albanian government to proceed to the completion of a thorough, impartial and credible investigation and fair judicial proceedings, thus giving a clear signal that impunity for serious human rights violations is not acceptable.

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