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Alert created on: 21 Jan 2020 n° 6/2020 Albania

Media Owner Kastriot Reçi Killed in Albania

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner ECPMF
Partner ECPMF
On 7 January 2020, Kastriot Reçi, the owner of "Media plus-tv" was assassinated in Rrëshen (Mirditë), Albania. On the same day, the police issued a statement stating that "today at 11:05, in Rrëshen Mirdit;, K.R was killed with a firearm in unclear circumstances. A team of investigators is working to identify the authors of this crime."
The ECPMF notes that, in their statement, the police did not mention the fact that the person who was assassinated is the owner of local media company. The ECPMF requests an immediate, thorough and independent investigation and that the perpetrators of this crime should be brought to justice.
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