Former Albanian Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri released from prison



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The court of Elbasan released the former Minister of the Interior Saimir Tahiri from prison, deciding to continue the remainder of his sentence at home.

This decision was taken during the court session this Wednesday by judge Matilda Fetahu, after the request received from the prosecution.

Fetahu accepted the prosecution’s request, where two medical expert reports were presented, in which it was said that the former minister could no longer serve the sentence given in the prison cell.

The decision is expected to be implemented today and Tahiri will stay in his apartment near the Botanical Garden.

The former Minister of the Interior was sentenced on February 4, 2022 to 5 years in prison for ‘Abuse of duty’, but with a shortened trial the sentence was reduced to 3 years and 4 months.

The former minister was convicted only for “Abuse of duty”, although the charges of “Corruption of high officials”, “Trafficking of narcotics carried out in cooperation” and “Structured criminal group” were dropped in the court.

According to the calculations, Tahiri has about 1.8 years of imprisonment remaining, which he will serve at home.



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