The meeting decided that the government would work day and night to realise its objectives to restore order and peace in Albania. ake/kled/xh/sh/
Two tanks, plundered by people, have moved in the city yesterday. Groups of people have looted military vehicles and even ambulance vans. Also looted are the flour warehouses, and the state reserve storehouses in Mborje. According to the inspector of agriculture of the prefecture, Agim Panariti, the warehouse had a total of 1 500 tons of wheat. Also some various institutions have been looted, among them the army division, the military hospital, a supermarket in the city center, the district educational department, etc.
Some of the leaders in the municipality gathered today asking that this institution must be protected. A part of the city had electric failure during the past 24 hours and the market is closed today. ake/xh/sh/
According to him, one of the main reasons of the degradation of the main state instruments stems from the stands of western diplomatic and international institutions.
Some western circles did never react towards the armament and terrorist acts when army depots were being looted by people at the beginning of February in Vlora. The only care of these circles was that police had to observe "human rights." Nobody did ever show care to defend citizens from Vlora who distanced themselves from terrorist acts. They were not allowed to leave the city but were kept hostage by armed people.
In some pronunciations by politicians out of Albania calls were made on police and terrorists to surrender arms, without distinction, at a time when only the terrorists were acting.
This stand which was followed by the ruling politicians in Albania lead to a gradual firstly moral and then physical ruining and paralyzing of the police and the army. The analyst concludes that the infantilism of some western diplomatic circles and the naivety of the Albanian government which acted according to these stands from the beginning to the end, led to the destruction of Albanian state segments. There is chaos in Tirana today, but not any opposite side, therefore talks are without any effect, the analyst says.
During the past five years, Albania has conduced reforms according to all instructions of the IMF, the World Bank, the Council of Europe and the OSCE and has observed all the human rights conventions. It has observed all the recommendations from the international organizations for a government with the participation of all political forces and to hold earlier elections after three months.
The Albanian Army itself has been reformed according to instructions by NATO and the NATO and U.S. military advisers.
So far, there are over 100 people killed and hundreds of others wounded by arms fire throughout the country. None of them has been killed by police or army forces. After all this, Albania may be considered a "model" country for the observation of the human rights in accord with the concepts of some international institution.
SHKODER, MARCH 14 (ATA) - A rather tense situation prevailed last night in Shkoder, Northern Albania. Armed people have set to fire two state banks, the SHIK offices and have stolen and looted the prefecture headquarters and Radio-Shkodra.
- Situation in Lezha not yet under control -
LEZHA, MARCH 14 (ATA) - After the arms looted from military units of Lac, Lezha, Rreshen, in the North, of the naval unit in Shengjin, port in Northwestern Albania and in some other points in Kruja district, the situation in these zones is rather tense and people are experiencing the anguish caused by the arms bullets.
Various sources say that two people were killed and some others are wounded in city of Rreshen.
Two state banks were exploded and about 450 ordinary prisoners fled from the Shen Koll prison on Thursday.
- Chaotic situation in Durres -
DURRES, MARCH 14 (ATA) - Chaos is also prevailing in Erseka town, southern Albania. For three days now, the arms depots of the military unit in that town have been stormed and about 6 000 arms have been looted. The people have rioted shops and various institutions.
Everything in the town is out of control. ake/kei/
"The homeland is in danger," says the appeal of the Government of National Reconciliation. ake/xh/
Military helicopters flew from Tirana today carrying foreign citizens, experts in economic, military, law, agricultural, health, human rights, education, culture, environmental and animal protection fields.
"For five years they have given valuable advice, helping Albania go towards the market economy," a specialist in a central institution, who has profited from foreign assistance, said.
The human rights in Albania are presently being observed to a maximum scale on the basis of about 700 new laws passed by the Albanian parliament, according to all advice of western experts.
Today Tirana is in chaos......