Local EU Statement on the incidents during the hunger strike by a group of former persecuted persons and political prisoners on 8 and 10 October 2012 (10/10/2012)

 

The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Albania:

“The EU Delegation expresses its compassion and concern following the serious incidents which took place during the hunger strike by a group of former persecuted persons and political prisoners on 8 and 10 October.

The EU Delegation calls upon the parties not to exploit this painful human situation for political ends.

The EU Delegation takes note of the existence of the compensation plan provided for in the 2007 law and appeals for dialogue to address the individual cases which would not be resolved by this plan.”