Monday, April 30, 2012

Albania officials charged over protest shootings

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two state security service officers in Albania have been charged with murder over the death of four protesters who were shot dead at an anti-government demonstration a year ago.
Albanian prosecutors on Monday charged senior security officers Ndrea Prendi and Agim Llupo with murder, while Prendi's driver and a computer technician were charged with concealing evidence.

The four protesters were killed in January 2011 during a mass anti-government rally organized by the opposition against alleged corruption and vote rigging by Albania's conservative government.
An investigation involving nine other security officials was dropped due to lack of evidence.

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