A mass grave found in the Albanian city of Permet

A mass grave found in the Albanian city of Permet

The mass grave of communism victims was found in a newly built neighborhood in the Albanian city of Permet during road construction, the MIA news agency reported.

So far four pits with dead bodies have been found, but an area of ​​about 100 square meters on which the road is believed to be built, is still believed to contain many remains of slain enemies of the Communist Party, the BTA says. .

Nebil Chika, president of the Political Prisoners and Persecuted Association, said that during the Communist regime a military formation was stationed in the area, which was responsible for “killing dissidents caught at the border”.

“Now four mass graves have been discovered, which we are sure have been shot in this part of the country. We suspect there are more graves under nearby sites. During the communist dictatorship, as of 1991.” The Guard Training Center was located here. Such places were also used to kill dissidents,” Chika said.

An immediate response came from Albanian President Ilir Meta, who called on responsible state institutions to explain the matter in full transparency so that the full truth can be revealed. He said that unjustly killed and innocent martyrs deserve state honors and dignified rest.

So far 29 mass graves of victims of the Communist regime have been identified in Albania. According to the MIA, during the more than 40-year communist dictatorship in Albania, one of the most brutal in Europe, 7,022 Albanians were killed in exile, 984 were killed in unprecedented torture in prisons, and 6,023 shot as enemies of the party. Killed and murdered.

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