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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Albanian Prosecution's request for Socialist MPs
The Prosecutor General, Ina Rama, based her request for removing the immunities of the Socialist MPs, Tom Doshi, Taulant Balla and Besnik Baraj, in some evidence that she presented to the Albanian Parliament.
Mps Doshi, Balla and Baraj will be investigated for clarifying their position for the penal act of organizing and participating in illegal manifestations. According to the Prosecutor General, Ina Rama, MP Balla will need further procedures, since he is seen in the videos near the protesters who throw stones and other objects towards the Prime Ministry, and that the phone of one of the protesters who were arrested on January 21st had a SMS where Balla was asked “what should we do and why are most of them backing off”.
The Prosecution says that this message raises suspicions for a possible dependency of some protesters to him, and that Taulant Balla could have undertaken actions that might have encouraged some of the protesters to act violently against the police.
As for Tom Doshi, the Prosecution declared that he has admitted of having organized the gathering of several people from Shkoder to participate in the January 21st protest. The General Prosecution says that two citizens, now sentenced by the court, are seen in the video contacting Tom Doshi before attacking the police.
As for Besnik Bare, the request is based on the fact that the SP representative has notified the Tirana Police for organizing the January 21st protest, but he didn’t comply with the Police orders to give information about when the protest would be over and its itinerary. The Prosecutor General, Ina Rama, says that Mr. Baraj ignored the legal request.
The Prosecutor General says that this affected the degradation of the protest in violent acts, and for this reason, there are suspicions that Mr. Bare has consumed the penal act of organizing and participating in illegal manifestations.
This request of the Prosecution was registered on January 20th, but it was made public only one day ago, when the Prosecutor General, Ina Rama, declared that she has asked the Parliament to remove their immunity.