Albania: Ending impunity for torture and ill-treatment: Appeal Case: Merita Kola

Albania: Ending impunity for torture and ill-treatment: Appeal Case: Merita Kola

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Index Number: EUR 11/004/2005
Date Published: 1 February 2005
Categories: Albania, Europe And Central Asia

Merita Kola, aged 22, was arrested on 23 July 2004 on a charge of trafficking for prostitution. She alleged that (named) police officers swore at her, slapped her and kicked her in the stomach until she lost consciousness. Following the publication of her allegations in the newspaper Gazeta Shqiptare on 6 August 2004, Merita Kola was released and charges against her were dropped.


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