ISBN 978-1507709511Centre for Albanian Studies, London 2015344 pp.In late January 1945, the new communist rulers of Albania began a campaign to prepare and sensitize public opinion in the country for the Special Court forWar Criminals and Enemies of the People. The daily newspaper Bashkimidecried the leaders of Balli Kombëtarand Legality as traitors, noting on2 February: “All without any exception will give accounts before the Albanian people and before Albania. Today or tomorrow the sword of Albanian justice will fall on their necks…” The Special Court, set up on 25 December 1944 by order of the Anti-Fascist National Liberation Council, opened its doors at the Kosovo Cinema, the building later to house the National Theatre, on 1 March 1945. On trial were sixty men.
Table of Contents
Introduction, by Robert ElsieNotes of a Foreign Observer, by Vandeleur RobinsonProceedings of the Special Court for War Criminals and Enemies of the PeopleThe ChargesThe Hearing of Fejzi Alizoti The Hearing of Tefik MborjaThe Hearing of Terenc Toçi The Hearing of Xhevat KorçaThe Hearing of Qemal VrioniThe Hearing of Zef Benussi The Hearing of Shuk GurakuqiThe Hearing of Kostandin KotteThe Hearing of Emin Toro The Hearing of Zef ShirokaThe Hearing of Javer HurshitiThe Hearing of Bahri Omari The Hearing of Kolë TromaraThe Hearing of Lazër Radi The Closing Arguments and Sentence of the Court Biographies of the Main Participants and of Other Historical Figures of the PeriodBibliography Buy this Book on AMAZON