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Albania: Police ill-treatment of Gentian Gjolena

, N° d'index: EUR 11/006/1995

AI is concerned about reports that police severely beat Gentian Gjolena in Elbasan upon his arrest on 29 May 1995. The Albanian daily Koha Jone of 20 June 1995 reported that he has filed criminal charges against the three policemen responsible. He claims that he was arrested without cause and released only after his brother paid a large bribe. Gentian Gjolena has a medical certificate detailing his injuries. He has reportedly said that the police officers have offered him money to withdraw the charges. AI is calling on the Albanian authorities to instigate an independent and impartial inquiry into this incident.

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