Journalist Isa Myzyraj received death threats from the Mayor of Has Municipality, Adem Lala. Myzyraj works for the information website Gazeta Impakt and 24.al. He was investigating delays in social assistance payments for poor families in two villages in Has District, in north-eastern Albania. The journalist recorded the conversation between him and the mayor, who asked him to stop his investigation. The recording was broadcast on several media.
The journalist lodged a complaint to the Tirana Prosecutor on the 6 April 2017.
09 May 2017
Response of the Albanian authorities