The Appeal Court dismisses the complaint of January 21 victims’ families regarding the audio recording

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The Special Court of Appeal has rejected the complaint filed by the families of the victims of the January 21 events, concerning the jurisdiction of the investigation into an audio recording containing communication among Garda employees on the day of the incident.

Previously, following a report by the Ministry of Justice and at the request of the Socialist Party and the victims’ families, the Special Prosecution Office against Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) had declared itself incompetent and transferred the case to the prosecutors of the Tirana Prosecutor’s Office.

The decision on the appeal was made during a closed-door session by Judge Igerta Hysi.