From: Exit Staff
Former Opposition MP, Journalist Sentenced to Prison for False Accusation  

The Court of Tirana has sentenced former opposition MP Ervin Salianji to one year in prison, and journalist Jetmir Olldashi to 6 months in prison for false accusation. Olldashi’s sentence will be converted into 100 hours of community service.

Albert Veliu (aka Babale) and Fredi Alizoti were also sentences to 3.5 and 2 years in prison respectively.

The case is related to an alleged audio-recording of Agron Xhafaj, the brother of former Socialist minister of interior Fatmir Xhafaj, who is a convicted drug trafficker.

The case involves an alleged audio-recording of Agron Xhafaj, in which it is implied that he was still involved in drug trafficking while his brother was minister.

Here is a chronological summary of the main developments of this affair.