Forensic expertise unveils signs of violence on Xhisiela Maloku’s body

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times September 30, 2018 10:34

Forensic expertise unveils signs of violence on Xhisiela Maloku’s body

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  • Meanwhile, in Tirana, during the weekend, human rights organizations reacted forcefully to the violence against Maloku. They voiced concern over the delay in the proceedings in her defense and over the non-arrest of the perpetrator because he is the son of a SP MP.

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TIRANA, Sept. 29 – The forensic expertise of Xhisiela Maloku, the girl who had denounced the violence towards her of Rexhep Rraja, son of Socialist MP Rrahman Rrahja, has found that she had indeed been burnt and kicked with strong objects.

What local media reported after obtaining the medical documents was that Maloku was subjected to the expertise the same day she pressed charges against ex-boyfriend Rexhep in July, but the results were passed on the prosecution only on Thursday, after former police officer Emiljano Nuhu denounced the crime through the opposition’s Democratic Party.

The prosecution, which had started investigating the case, called on Friday the girl’s relatives, who had denounced Rexhep several times but had later withdrawn out of fear, as she claimed in the testimony made to the police in July.

Meanwhile, the Internal Affairs and Complaints Service (IACS) in the Interior Ministry has initiated an investigation into police actions in dealing with Maloku’s case, as well as Nuhu’s statement that he was threatened at the police station’s premises not to arrest the son of the Socialist MP by Rrahman, SP MP Taulant Balla and the Fushe Kruje Mayor Artur Bushi.

On Friday evening, Deputy General Director of Police Aida Hajnaj said that after the Maloku’s denunciation at the Tirana police station 3, on the afternoon of July 21, the case was passed on  to the police station of Fushë Kruja the same day, where she was summoned by Judicial police officer Gentian Çitozi, who “did not act in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code for the reception of a citizen” and consequently “officer Çitozi was suspended by his superiors, in this case by the Chief of the police station and was referred to in the prosecution by the IACS.”

“On Monday, July 27, the Maloku case was referred to the prosecution. At this point, the case passed under the jurisdiction of the Prosecutor’s Office and the prosecution, now having the case under its jurisdiction, decided to pass on the proceeding that would carry out further actions to police office Emiljano Nuhu,” Hajnaj further said.

According to Hajnaj, in pursuing the prosecution’s orders, Nuhu had only applied four out of the 11 duties assigned to him and the interrogation of Rexhep, as he claimed, was not one of them.

“Despite her request to withdraw charges, the head of the Kruja Police Commissariat, assessing the importance of this denouncement and assessing the facts and other circumstances related to them, did not allow the interruption of the investigation. The state police has conducted all investigative actions and the case is under investigation by the prosecution,” Hajnaj concluded.

Earlier on Friday, the Head of the IACS Anila Trimi, speaking on the verifications made after Nuhu’s allegations, said that Rrahman, Balla and Bushi, accused of holding Nuhu at gunpoint for investigating Rexhep, were never at the Fushe-Kruje police station.

“The IACS is reviewing all other circumstances, allegations, as well as the legality of all acts or omissions of this former police officer, of persons related to him and the acts or omissions of his superiors,” Trimi said in her statement.

Meanwhile, in Tirana, during the weekend, human rights organizations reacted forcefully to the violence against Maloku. They voiced concern over the delay in the proceedings in her defense and over the non-arrest of the perpetrator because he is the son of a SP MP.

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times September 30, 2018 10:34