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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Albania: "Parliamentary Investigation for Secret Service" 22/04/2014
Visho Ajazi Lika, Head of the Secret Service, and now with an updated
security certification, arrived at the Parliamentary Security Commission
on time, but didn’t find any of the Commission’s members.
He returned after 30 minutes
to answer to a number of questions for more than four hours and a half.
The questions were about the annual report of the Secret Service for
The debates between the majority Parliament Members and the
Secret Service Director focused on the information regarding the
explosive attacks. The Director declared that the explosions in January
2014, found the Secret Service unprepared.
Parliament Members were not satisfied with his answers, and for this
reason they will organize a Parliamentary inspection of the Secret
“The Commission will review and decide tomorrow about a
Parliamentary inspection of the Secret Service by a group of Parliament
Members appointed by the Commission”, declared the Chairman of the
Parliamentary Commission of Security, Spartak Braho.
The tense climate inside the Commission was reflected in the declaration of its secretary, Pirro Luto:
his report and the discussion with the commission we noted some
problems, and we still stand to the facts that things are not going well
at the Secret Service”, declared Pirro Luto, Secretary of the Security
The vice chairman of the Commission, the Democratic
Party Parliament Member, Flamur Noka, gave details about what Visho
Ajazi Lika declared in front of the Commission.
brought detailed information with figures about the lies of the Interior
Minister. The most important thing is that the Minister was found to be
a liar regarding the accusations he made to the Service. He said that
the Secret Service didn’t inform him about the explosives. There are 317
pieces of information given only for four months, all regarding
criminal groups who deal with the mine traffic”, Noka declared.
Chairman of this Commission, Spartak Braho, declared in a phone
conversation with Top Channel that the report of the Secret Service was
very necessary and planned by the National Security Commission. It
affected the entire activity and problematic of this institution and
that is related to the National Security. For the importance and secret
nature of this report, they decided to keep it behind closed doors.
Top Channel asked Mr.Braho about the declarations of Flamur Noka, who confirmed some details that could be considered secret.
speculative declarations in the media is something not ethical and not
serious, and a serious violation of the state secrecy. Noka will be held
accountable for this violation”, Braho declared.