Following three requests to the prosecution for the investigation of the three Socialist mayors: Valdrin Pjetri, Agim Kajmaku and Mark Babani, the Democratic Party has issued another request to the investigative body.

In the request signed by the General Secretary, Gazmend Bardhi, which is also known among the main embassies in Tirana and the High Council of Prosecution, the Democratic Party accuses the prosecution of defending the 3 criminals under Rama in the municipality.

Although about two months have passed since the filing of the claims, the General Prosecution, which is responsible for law enforcement, has not completed any verification procedures.

This behavior of the prosecution raises reasonable doubts about the state's attempt to protect incriminated individuals who have, with the support of the ruling party, usurped public office, in flagrant violation of the decriminalization law.

The Democratic Party noted that starting on August 1st, the DP has presented authentic evidence that Edi Rama’s candidates in the municipality of Shkodra, Valdrin Pjetri; in the municipality of Vora, Agim Kajmaku; and in the municipality of Vau i Dejës, Mark Babani, have criminal records and as such must be removed and prosecuted for falsifying the decriminalization form.

Punishing the senior officials is one of the 9 conditions set by the German Bundestag for the launch of Albania’s EU accession talks.

As a consequence, incumbent prosecutors, despite being led by an illegal, indecent and irresponsible official such as Arta Marku, have an obligation not to be subject to Edi Rama's political orders and pressure but to fulfill their constitutional and legal duties responsibly.

Based on the allegations filed, the Democratic Party requests information from the prosecution on all the procedures followed by the prosecution body, together with the complete documentation contained in each file, compiled or administered by the prosecution body, from the moment requests for verification are issued until the present day.

Përktheu: Paola Pupla