Albania ex-vice interior minister arrested for abuse of post
15 Jul 2021

AP — A former Albanian deputy interior minister has been arrested on corruption accusations, authorities said Tuesday.

A statement from the Special Structure Against Corruption and Organized Crime said Rovena Voda, deputy interior minister from 2017 until 2020, was put under house arrest over allegations she was bribed to favor a person seeking a position as a public official.

No more details were given.

Newly formed judicial institutions established to address corruption in post-communist Albania, which is widely seen as hurting the country’s democratic, economic and social development, are this year filing suits or putting under arrest many former senior officials.

A former prosecutor general was the first high-ranking person to be sentenced earlier this year, and many judges and prosecutors have been dismissed for alleged corruption and illegally earning property and money.

Read more at the Associated Press

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