TNT explodes outside Xhisiela Maloku’s house, she blames opposition

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times October 8, 2018 16:54

TNT explodes outside Xhisiela Maloku’s house, she blames opposition

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  • Meanwhile, Maloku told authorities she was in her house at the moment of the explosion and that everyone was scared. She accused the opposition for the attack, saying "it is creating a political game" and that she does not feel threatened by the Rraja family.

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TIRANA, Oct. 8 – In Albania, a TNT amount exploded at midnight in Fushë Krujë, in the courtyard of Xhisiela Maloku’s house, the 25-year-old former girlfriend of Rexhep Rraja, the son of Socialist MP Rrahman Rraja, who was arrested last week under the charge of persecuting and violating Maloku.

According to Maloku herself, who spoke to local media after the incident, the TNT amount was small and did not cause any physical or material harm to Maloku’s relatives or her house. At least nine people have been taken by the police for interrogation.

Meanwhile, Maloku told authorities she was in her house at the moment of the explosion and that everyone was scared. She accused the opposition for the attack, saying “it is creating a political game” and that she does not feel threatened by the Rraja family.

She added she had rejected police protection earlier, but that she would accept it after Sunday’s attack.

Maloku reached the police to press charges against her former boyfriend in July, and withdrew them later. However, the case passed to the prosecution office. Maloku had reached the police accusing Rexhep, with whom she had had a long-lasting romantic relationship, for threats and violence against her several times.

In her previous declarations, she has accepted that she’s been forced to withdraw her charges out of fear of revenge on Rexhep’s side.

Rexhep was arrested last week in context of the hard evidence testifying he caused the signs of violence on Maloku’s body in a hotel room.

However, in two recent interviews, after the episode gained wide public attention when former Fushe-Kruje police officer Emiljano Nuhu made a public testimony of the event through the opposition’s Democratic Party, Maloku denied that Rraja had exercised violence towards her.

According to her latest statements, she’d denounced Rexhep out of jealousy and her testimony was fake.

However the forensic expertise on her wounds leave little place for doubt. The report showed she had signs of violence on her shoulders and cigarette burns on her thighs. It is precisely this forensic expertise that placed Rexhep behind bars, as well as an interception that took place on September 29 during the hearing between the Rexhep and Maloku in the prosecution, where Rexhep threatened her again.

Former Fushe-Kruje officer Nuhu’s testimony unfolded an even thicker plot of the story.

Nuhu said during the video-testimony the DP published that his was held at gunpoint by Rrahman, Rexhep’s father, while SP MP Taulant Balla and Kruja’s Mayor Artur Bushi were present.

Balla, who is also the head of the Socialist parliamentary group, filed criminal charges in the prosecution against Basha, accusing him of abuse of office and false denunciation, following Nuhu’s testimony.

He has denied having any links to the story, or ever being present in the Fushe-Kruje police station, where Nuhu claims the entire event took place.

Rrahman, on the other hand, has told local media that he does not plan to resign his MP mandate because of the scandal that overtook Albanian media last week and that the entire story is a fabrication from the DP.

“My son had issues with a girl two years ago, they broke up and he dated another. The break up has been clarified in the police department,” Rrahman told local media.

While being arrested, Rexhep, too, publicly warned Basha he’s lose on the upcoming elections, no matter what he’d do to win.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times October 8, 2018 16:54