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Tirana update

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 1118240
Date 2011-01-24 16:24:58
>From TrapWire --


My contact's comments/opinions on your last. (Same contact: Former
Senior Albanian LE official.)


· The report is fairly accurate as regards local press reporting
on the personal opinions expressed in the article.

· The most contentious issue at this point is the police refusal
to arrest six members of the Republican Guard as requested by the
Prosecutor General. This is the first time Albanian police have ever
refused to carry-out such an order. Great deal of concern within the
govt regarding the loyalties of the police force at the moment.

· Berisha continues to justify the shootings, claiming that the
constitution allows deadly force when protecting a government
institution. What he has failed to explain is the fact that the three
protestors appeared to have been shot outside the Ministry gates, on
public property.

· The fact that Meta would make claims against Rama is not
surprising. Meta is embarrassed by the release of the video tape
alleging his involvement in a bribe for a public tender to construct a
hydroelectric power plant. Meta is probably desperate to get someone
else into the spotlight.

· (Personal opinion of the source: The claims of Rama hiring
"criminals" for the protests are unfounded and typical of the heated
rhetoric in Albanian politics. Local newspapers are also running stories
-- sourced to the Minister of Public Order -- that 300 of the protestors
were "drugged" prior to the event. (Allegedly to make them more hostile
towards police). On top of this, PM Berisha has now jumped on the
bandwagon in accusing SHISH of working with Rama to turn the protest