At the end of the investigation, prosecutors came to the conclusion that the opposition's protest was legal, provided with all the police permits and that there was no attempt to overthrow the constitutional order. The news was confirmed by official prosecution sources.
So far the prosecutor has failed to show that the January 21 protest was aimed at bringing down the government headed by Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
In addition to this finding of the accusation, the State Police failed to provide any evidence to confirm the statements by the ministers and the Premier that there was a coup d'état. According to data from the prosecutor's office, even though the investigations have been underway for some time, the file is expected to be closed within the next three months.
Although not yet official, this conclusion was the result of an investigation of almost a year between interrogations and numerous official documents, but no evidence has shown that the January 21 demonstration was a coup. According to the police, referring to the material sent to the prosecutor, 21 in January 2011 there was no organization for a coup, but only a legal demonstration, turned into riots thus destroying public property.
"Nowhere in the police records aren't the victims of 21 January 2011 named. The violation of the constitutional order, the destruction of public and private property and the attack on police officers are exposed on the acts.
Neither police violence against protesters nor the dead and injured occurred on the day of the demonstration "- is said by the sources of the Prosecutor's office referring to the material that the police have deposed with the prosecution in relation to the investigation" recall constitutional order "
"From the surveys carried out to date, we do not know that we are dealing with the organization of a coup" From the verification carried out and from the investigations to date we have shown that the organizers, that is the opposition, organized a civil demonstration, which was then released out of control by certain individuals, resulting in the killing of four protesters by members of the Guardia della Repubblica who were unprofessional in carrying out their duty - is reported by sources close to the prosecution referring to the voluminous deposited material took the offices of the two attorneys of the case.
The Public Prosecutor's Office: Three more months of investigations for the January 21 file
TIRANA - The commission of inquiry that is investigating the consequences of the 21 demonstration in January 2011 has decided to extend the time for investigations for another three months. The news is confirmed by official sources of the accusation. It also shows that the decisive reason for the extension of the deadlines for the four criminal investigations was the delay in the response of the inspection of the weapons and bullets found in the bodies of the victims and the objects around the seat of the government
"The Tirana Public Prosecutor's Office set up an enormous investigative group charged with investigating the consequences of the January 21 demonstration. A PM group was set up to investigate officials and officers of the Republic Guard of the murders of four protesters and six others wounded. The other inquiry group is investigating the organizers of the event, to discover the imaginary "putsch".
Exactly for both of these two groups of inquiry that the investigation was extended for another three months due to the difficulties encountered during the work ", - states the prosecution. The other two investigative groups also do not escape the extension. "One group is focused on police violence against protesters and journalists and the other group has investigated and continues to investigate the violence and the destruction of public and private property that the protesters caused on the day of the 21 January", - is declared from official sources of the Public Prosecutor's Office.
According to the prosecutor, apart from the delay in the inspection of weapons and bullets, the FBI officials have not yet delivered to the commission of inquiry the final report of the inspection of the security camera server of the government headquarters. From confidential sources of "Il Secolo" it has been learned that the FBI has noted the elimination carried out by the employees of the administration of the Council of Ministers, who are already under investigation for "impediment to the investigation".
The deputies of the Socialist Party who were questioned at the prosecution
Investigators from the Tirana prosecutor who are working to resolve and identify the "putschists" of the 21 demonstration in January 2011, have questioned several members of the Socialist Party so far. These are the deputies who helped organize the demonstration and were seen by various television recordings close to the crowd of demonstrators. According to the prosecutor's office, they have been questioned so far: Paulin Sterkaj, Tom Doshi, Pjerin Andrea, Besnik Bare, Sajmir Tahiri, Taulant Balla, Asllan Dogjani, Arben Çuko and the president of the Social-Democratic Party Skender Gjinushi.
Government servers were canceled at midnight.
Films recorded during the January 21 protest from government camera security cameras were copied and deleted overnight between the 21 and January 22. A specialized person started the copying and deletion process at 01: 00 and continued until morning. This conclusion is reached by the FBI experts after so many inspections made at the central server of the security cameras located in different parts of the site. The prosecutor believes that these cameras have filmed the guards shooting at the protesters. But this report is not yet officially published.
According to private funds of "Il Secolo" it is known that: from the examination of the central server it was found that the films recorded on the days of January 21 were initially copied and subsequently deleted. The deletion appears to have been made to the 01: 00 of 22 in January 2011 at the time of the reformatation of the central server. It is assumed that this action was performed by an expert in the field of computer technology, an IT (Institute of Technology) engineer ”.
About this, task force investigators have already questioned two IT engineers, one government employee and the other Republic Guard officer. Both of these people have denied tampering with the security camera server. "Referring to the FBI report on the time of the deletion of films from the central server located at the security camera surveillance office, we find that in the same period of time investigators were at the government headquarters to collect the evidence.
During that time the Commander of the II Unit in charge of building security is contacted to make the videos of the security cameras available. In addition to the Commander, the investigators also contacted the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Gjergj Lezhja, asking them to make the videos available for investigation. This request was made repeatedly obtaining as a response that the cameras did not work for some time "is known by the prosecutor.
The charges - Comma 248 - Abuse of office
The actions and not, carried out intentionally or not, which do not comply with the law, involve an incorrect execution of one's duty by employees performing public functions. When these actions involve him or perhaps others, improper material gains or not, or have damaged the legitimate interests of the State, citizens and legal persons, if they do not constitute another criminal offense, they are punished with imprisonment up to seven years and a fine from 300.000 up to 10 million lek.
Paragraph 301 - Actions that prevent the discovery of the truth
The actions carried out for the purpose of modifying the decision of the occurrence of a criminal offense, damaging, changing or eliminating its traces or moving in secret, destroying, stealing, or falsifying an object or a document with the intention of hindering and preventing the Detection of the criminal offense and the perpetrator of this offense is punished with a fine or imprisonment for up to three years.
The weapons and the people who shot
With the help of the scientific team, the public prosecutor has already identified the people who set fire to the crowd or in the air on the day of the demonstration, as claimed by the members of the Guardia della Repubblica. According to the survey, until now the weapons of: Agim Llupo who is currently in prison have been identified, and the weapons of the other suspects: Gazmend Ahmetaj, Mark Nikolli, Sadik Çelaj and Ilir Duraku. For all five of these officers of the Guardia della Repubblica it is assumed that they opened fire for 118 times in the air or in the crowd of protesters. While forensics has identified another Guardian man who fired 9 bullets with his own service weapon of the 9milimeters caliber. Another person has yet to be identified has fired three times with his personal “Makarov ". In total, the Prosecutor's Office found and seized 132 bullets in the courtyard of the council building, particularly in the northern part of the building.
Article of Flamur Vezaj. Published in the daily Shekulli of 12 January 2012. Original title Prokuroria: Ja pse 21 janari nuk ishte një “grusht shteti.Translated by AlbaniaNews by Irena Popi.
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