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.