Archive for Mai, 2016

Ermonela Jaho wins „Oscar“ of world opera

Montag, Mai 16th, 2016
Ermonela Jaho wins „Oscar“ of world opera
15/05/2016
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The Albanian Soprano, Ermonela Laho, has won the International Opera Award by public votes. This award which can be considered the “Oscar” of the opera world was given to the Albanian soprano at the Savoy Theater, London.

Jaho won based on the public votes, competing against important names such as Joyce Dinodato, Juan Diego Florez, Dimitri Hvorostovsky and Eva Maria Westbroek.

Jaho said for Top Channel in London that she is thrilled and that she thanks the entire public that follows her around the world.

http://top-channel.tv/lajme/english/artikull.php?id=17089&ref=fp#.VznO1Z71GlM

 

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Bajram Cani – Tropoje Idiots: Behind the murky world of Albanian blood feuds

Dienstag, Mai 10th, 2016

Behind the murky world of Albanian blood feuds

Gjon Mhilli, 34, has been in a 'blood feud' since 1992 after he was stabbed in the gut 

Gjon Mhilli, 34, has been in a ‚blood feud‘ since 1992 after he was stabbed in the gut  Credit: Bevis Fusha for The Telegraph 

They are the so-called “blood feuds” of Albania – dark tales of revenge that spill down from the country’s lawless northern mountains and recall a medieval code of justice that pits clan against clan in cycles of killing without end.

These are stories that should have no place in a modern Albania – complete with its 4G phone network, Nato membership and pending application to join the EU – but in a crumbling office block in the capital Tirana, the revenge stories being told are drawn from today, not yesteryear.

“There have been 35 revenge murders already in 2016,” says Gjin Marku, a former Albanian intelligence officer who now works mediating so-called “blood-feuds”.

Gjin Marku, a former Albanian intelligence officer 

Gjin Marku, a former Albanian intelligence officer  Credit: Bevis Fusha for The Telegraph 

He produces a list of recent killings he contends are the result of feuding families – not just random acts of violence in a country awash with guns, but the result of continued adherence to an ancient Albanian code of justice known as the “kanun”, or canon.

There is a farmer who was killed after cutting down his neighbour’s tree, a lover who shot both his girlfriend’s brothers after being denied her hand in marriage, and a returning migrant worker gunned down after he went back to his village, reigniting a decades-old feud.

Such are the rules of the “kanun”, a tribal code of 1,262 rules laid down by the 15th-century Albanian nobleman Lekë Dukagjini, which ordains that “spilled blood must be met with spilled blood”.

But while the Kanun stories remain part of Albania’s cultural and historical DNA, they are also a source of growing concern for Britain’s asylum tribunals. Since 2012 tens of thousands of Albanians have migrated to Europe, many seeking asylum on the basis that they are afraid for their lives as a result of “blood feuds”.

Number of applicationsNumber of asylum applications of Albanian nationalsSource: Migration Observatory (using Home Office data)Total number of applications (main applicants and dependants)

They are claims which British officials say are almost always bogus – or at the very least, not what they appear to be. Waiting for an appointment outside Mr Marku’s office is a case in point – Bajram Cani, a retired labourer tells how his daughter, Drita, murdered her husband and both her parents-in-law after they tried to force her into “immoral acts”.

She later killed herself too. That was in 1996.

For the last 20 years, Mr Cani, 77, has technically been in a “blood feud”, although he candidly admits that no-one is immediately threatening to kill him and that the family of his former in-laws – most of whom are now dead – are living just a few doors down from his current home.

“I am not afraid for my life, but I am hoping that Gjin Marku can provide me with a paper confirming that I am in a feud situation before I migrate to Germany,” he says. “The paper will help me when I get to Germany. I need to go for my health; it is too hot here for me.”

Bajram Cani, a retired labourer

Bajram Cani, a retired labourer Credit: Bevis Fusha for The Telegraph 

Such blood feud “certificates” have flooded the European asylum system, officials say, to the point where the published Home Office guidance to UK asylum tribunals warns that such or attestation letters “should not in general be regarded as reliable evidence of the existence of a feud”.

Nicholas Cannon,  Britain’s ambassador to Albania, has gone even further, using a 2013 speech to accuse local government officials and NGOs of developing “a business in so-called blood feud certificates” that feeds off the outdated Balkan stereotype of Albania as backward and dangerous.

“There is no reason for any Albanian to seek asylum in any EU country – not for political or security reasons,” Saimir Tahiri, the interior minister in Albanian’s Socialist Party-led government, told The Telegraph.

Despite an Albanian government crackdown, Mr Marku – who was himself investigated by police for selling forged certificates in 2014 before all charges were dropped after he successfully argued the charges were politically motivated – remains in business, and defiant.

Asked about Mr Cannon’s criticisms, he says. “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about – in fact, as an ambassador, he couldn’t find the tail on a donkey.”

As for the interior minister, Mr Marku is equally scathing. “The minister just repeats the party line; he says all that stuff because he wants the British ambassador to believe him and because that is what Europe wants to hear – so they can make Albania a member of the EU.”

The difficulty for British asylum tribunals is that in Albania, fact and fiction are often extremely difficult to tell apart.

Bajram Cani (left) with Gjin Marku 

Bajram Cani (left) with Gjin Marku  Credit: Bevis Fusha for The Telegraph 

Home Office guidance warns that most Albanian press reports of feuds should “add little or no evidential weight in considering whether a feud exists”. But like many compelling stories, the blood feud phenomenon lives on because it does have at least a kernel of truth to it. The code, which was actually designed to stabilise society rather than rip it apart, was ruthlessly suppressed during the Communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha.

But after liberation it re-emerged and even today can force entire families into hiding to avoid the threat of reprisal killings. To prove his point, Mr Marku takes us to visit the Mhilli family in their home on the rural outskirts of the ancient of town of Shkodër, 60 miles north of Tirana.

Inside, Gjon Mhilli, 34, tells his story – how five members of a local family set on him in a land dispute in 1992, stabbing him in the gut. He was rescued by his older brother, Pal, who bludgeoned one of the men to death with a hand plough, setting up a blood feud that has lingered ever since.

Gjon Mhilli at his house in Shkoder, northern Albania

Gjon Mhilli at his house in Shkoder, northern Albania Credit: Bevis Fusha for The Telegraph 

“I know I am a dead man walking,” says Mr Mhilli, gesturing at his other son, Klevis, 16 and eight-year-old daughter, Govana.  “I have asked them to free my children from the feud, but they refuse, and the children cannot go to school. What they want is payment in blood.”

It is a powerful story, and one that enables Mr Marku and other NGOs like his to make their case that the Albanian government is down-playing a national tragedy in order to oblige European nations like Britain, who last year still granted 366 out of 1,982 Albanian asylum claims.

Still, whatever the truth of some individual cases, it is clear that there is more than a degree of poetic licence to many of the “blood feud” claims made by Albania’s asylum seekers.

Number of main applicants and dependantsGranted and refused asylum applications of Albaniannationals (initial decisions)Source: Migration Observatory (using Home Office data)

As we drive, we ask Mr Marku about the case of Mr Cani, the old labourer who wants to move to Germany with his wife.

Mr Marku – unaware that Mr Cani has already explained he is not in fear of his life – tells a rather different story to the old man. “Sure he’s frightened for his life. They are hunting him to kill him,” he said, before adding he will give a letter supporting the case.

And so the ancient idea of ‘kanun’ is perpetuated into the present day – more alive, perhaps, in the enduring folk myths of Albania’s darker side than in reality itself.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/16/behind-the-murky-world-of-albanian-blood-feuds/

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Blood feuds: the rules

The Kanun – or code – is a 500-year-old text that still dictates how blood feuds are carried out in Albania. Here are some of its more extraordinary ‚commandments‘:

  • As soon as a murderer has killed someone, he must inform the family of the victim, in order that there should be no confusion regarding his identity
  • The murderer may move around at night, but at the first light of day he must conceal himself
  • He who decides to ambush must take sufficient food with him to provide for his accomplices
  • An ambusher must fire his gun at men, and not at women, children, livestock, or a house
  • The murderer may not dare to take the victim’s weapon. If he commits such a dishonourable act, he incurs two blood feuds
  • The value of a man’s life is the same, whether he is handsome or ugly

Albanien das gefährlichste Land Europa’s, wo selbst Syrische Kriegs Flüchtlinge das Asyl Angebot verweigern

Samstag, Mai 7th, 2016

Das ganze kriminelle Substrakt: Nennt sich bekanntlich NATO Land, wo Kriminelle und die absolute Inkompetenz sich Posten in der Regierung und Adminstration kaufen, identisch in der Justiz, wo man Urteile und Grundstücke bei korrupten Mafia Richtern kauft. Vereint die Gangster Edi Rama, Salih Berisha, Ilir Meta

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World Risk Report 2016

Albanien: Nr. 37 der gefährlichsten Staaten der Welt

Die Syrischen Migranten und Kriegs Opfer verweigerten das man in Albanien Asyl erhält, denn in Albanien kann es durchaus vorkommen, das 2 betrunkene vor den Augen eine Schiesserei anfangen, oder ein Sprengstoff Anschlag geschieht. Ein Ort ohne Gesetze und Justiz, ohne Kultur, wo Kriminelle sich Politiker nennen: Mekka der Cannabis Anbeter ins Thehti Tal, wo es ebenso immer wieder Morde gibt.

Friday, May 6, 2016

ASYLUM IN ALBANIA? NO THANKS! SYRIAN REFUGES REFUSE ALBANIA OFFER

MAY 5, 2016

About 16 Syrian refugees caught by Albania police on Wednesday near the border with Greece, had refused the offer to apply for political asylum in Albania, local media announced.

The refugees, part of the group that was blocked in the border between Greece and Macedonia near the village of Idomeni, apparently aimed to use Albania as a transit point, hopping to bypass Macedonia and to reach Serbia through Kosovo.

Albania formally offers asylum for refugees caught in its territory, but very few are those who accept the offer.

Usually in the past, Albania police issued “voluntarily repatriation orders” for migrants and refugees caught in its territory but this time, it announced that the refugees had to return to Greece, apparently in order to discourage others.

Although it borders Greece, Albania has not been affected by the refugee crisis.to-their-native-countries-from-greece-in-april.

Gove: You think the EU is bad? Wait until Albania joins

Britain’s Justice Secretary of State, Michael Gove, has once again used our country as an example in a comment on the issue of ‘Brexit’, Britain’s exit from the European Union, for which he is in favor. Gove says, “You think …

British Minister attacks Albania once again
30/04/2016 15:00
British Minister attacks Albania once again

Albania became once again part of the Brexit debate. The British Minister of Defense used once again the “dangerous Albania” card.

The British minister of Justice, Michael Gove, warns British people of the threats coming from Albania and other Balkan countries if they join the EU.

“Think the EU’s bad now? Wait until Albania joins the EU”, Gove says.

“The Albanian option is not an imagination. It is a diplomatic fact”, the Minister of Justice said.

The Minister insists that until 2020, Britain will spend 20 billion pounds to prepare the Balkan countries for their membership. He underlines that this figure is more than the war against cancer in the NHS, the British National Health Service.

“Indeed, I wonder if the Albanian people are now convinced that Britain’s Foreign Office is full of Norman Wisdom characters, lovable chumps whose generosity and good-heartedness make them easily gulled into accepting all sorts of bad advice”, the British Minister says. He adds that 1 in 20 criminals in Britain are of Albanian origin.

“10% of our prisoners come from Albania”, Michael gove underlines. In this campaign, the British Minister mentions the negative aspects of the accession of other countries, but he mainly focuses on Albania.

The representatives who favor Britain leaving the EU, use more or less the same scare mongering arguments that have been used in the past for Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. They used to say that Britain would go bankrupt due to the immigrants coming from these places. http://top-channel.tv/lajme/english/artikull.php?id=16960#.VyXmc571GlM

Der Britische Justiz Minister ist auch so ein Spinner, wie Daily Mail berichtet: Anscheinend überall die selbe Inkompetenz Schule, nur schwätzen können die Leute.

Redet dieser korrupte Idiot einen Unfug. Er soll ganz einfach die komplette Durres Staatsanwaltschaft entlassen, weil das Problem ewig bekannt ist.

Prosecutor General: „Durres organized crime challenged the state“
03/02/2016
Prosecutor General: "Durres organized crime challenged the state"

The Prosecutor General, Adriatik Llalla, said that the murders that took place in Durres are based on drug traffic and illegal property possession. The Prosecutor said there are several criminal groups operating in Durres, now trying to challenge the authority of the state.

Prosecutor Llalla said that they need to reveal the motives of other conflicts with severe consequences.

The Prosecutor General criticized the Prosecutions of Durres, Elbasan and Kavaja, based on the low figures of the financial crime. Llalla said that a good work is being done with the money cleaning procedure, but he said that the Kavaja Prosecution should be more careful with the seaside properties.

http://top-channel.tv/lajme/english/artikull.php?id=16203&ref=fp#.VrN7ykKLelM

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Now in its 11th edition, The Global Risks Report 2016 draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade.

http://www.weltrisikobericht.de/

Der EU finanzierte Bauschrott in Albanien

Albanien normal, bei Regen, als Folge wenn Dumm Kriminelle herumbauen, was es vor 2000 nicht gab. Erst als die Dümmsten und Kriminellsten Premier Minister wurden, dank dem Taxischein Besitzer Joschka Fischer (verkaufte jeden Kriminellen als Reformer, System Lügen Verbreiter bis zum Libyen uns Syrien Kriegs Verbrecher Lügen System), ging es bergab: Ilir Meta Regierungen und Folgen.

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Albania, the most dangerous place to live in Europe


Posted on 26 Apr 2016After ranking as the country with the highest level racist for 2013 in Europe (according to the Washington Post) Albania is ranked the first country in Europe for the vulnerability humaneAlbania turns out to be one of the countries most exposed to natural disasters. According to the study World Risk Report, our country has the lowest security not only in the Balkans, but in all of Europe.Organizations that cooperation with the United Nations University and the Institute for Environment and Security, in its latest report on security in the world, providing for lapsi.al by journalist Vincent Triest, ranked Albania 37th place.In this way, Albania lost two places of safety index, 2011.

Bllokohen me makinë nga uji, ja si shpëtohen dy persona (VIDEO)

Screenshot_1Si përherë, mjaftoi vetëm gjysmë ore shi i rrëmbyer që Tirana të pushtohej nga uji.

Në pak minuta rrugët e kryeqytetit u përmbytën, duke shkaktuar probleme në qarkullim.

Por këto minuta me shi gati sa nuk përfunduan në tragjedi në një nga rrugët e Paskuqanit. Dy persona, një djalë dhe një vajzë, mbetën të bllokuar pasi makina e tyre ngeci në mes të rrugës për shkak të ujit.

Fatmirësisht, aty rastisi nja makinë tip fuoristradë e cila u ndal paralelisht me ta. Kjo video e publikuar nga “Jeta osh qef” shfaq momentin ku djali dhe vajza dalin nga xhami i makinës së tyre dhe hipin në automjetin tjetër. http://www.shekulli.com.al/p.php?id=420936