Albanian ex-minister cleared on drug charges, guilty of abuse of office

Albania's former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri looks on as he arrives at the court in Tirana, Albania September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Florion Goga

TIRANA (Reuters) – An Albanian court found former interior minister Saimir Tahiri guilty on Thursday of abuse of office but innocent of trafficking drugs, and sentenced him to three years probation. Prosecutors wanted Tahiri, once one of the closest associates of Prime Minister Edi Rama, jailed for 12 years on charges of corruption, drug trafficking […]

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