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Homeward Rendition

Albania gets a mention (pp. 55-56) in Dick Marty's second report on Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving Council of Europe member states.


miri said…
At least today you cannot claim that Albanian gets no mention in the British media. Starting with the Today programme on Radio 4 and ending with Radio 1 newsbeat, they have all been talking about Yo Bush's watch incid
Here is a link:
Julian said…
Albanians are a vital nation with a unique history and baggage. Unfortunately we will have to put up with a lot of bad publicity in the next few years, until Albania gets more stable and there will be other ethnicities to whine about. Some reflection and self-discretion on our part (as Albanians) would be quite helpful.

Congrats on your entertaining blog, and thanks for adding mine into your list.
Look forward to participating in the discussions,

our man said…
Hi Miri. Good to hear from you.

Hi Julian. Your welcome and congratulations.

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