Ervin Salianji in the trial for “Babale”

schedule09:00 - 4 Korrik, 2022

schedule 09:00 - 4 Korrik, 2022

The Tirana Court of Appeal is expected to examine this Monday one of the most sensational cases, related to the “Babale” scandal, where the brother of the former Minister of the Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj, was at the center.

We remind you that Ervin Salianji was sentenced by the Tirana Court to 1 year in prison, but he and the Presidency of the Democratic Party consider this sentence political. The appeal will decide whether to uphold the first-instance decision, acquit him or give an alternative decision. If the decision is upheld, then we will have a prison sentence for a deputy.

The author of the audio recording, Albert Veliu, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, while the journalist Jetmir Olldashi was sentenced to 100 hours of probation.