Information from 1990 to present on the ShIK (secret police) [ALB27706.E]

For information on the ShIK since 1990, please consult the first page of

the 3 August 1994 Associated Press (AP) attachment, the second page of the

10 March 1997 Christian Science Monitor attachment, the other attachments to this Response, and Response to Information Request ALB15794.E of 19 November 1993.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 3 August 1994. PM Cycle. Roland Prinz. "Albania's Minority Greeks Angered by Arrests, Alleged Abuses." (NEXIS)

ATA [Tirana, in English]. 4 March 1997. "Funeral of 'Massacred' ShIK Officer Held in Tropoje." (FBIS-EEU-97-063 4 Mar. 1997/WNC)

_____. 3 March 1997. "ShIK, Police Detain 20 People, Seize Weapons, Ammunition." (FBIS-EEU-97-062 3 Mar. 1997/WNC)

_____. 2 March 1997. "Albania: ShIK Building in Sarande Attacked; Weapons Seized." (FBIS-EEU-97-041 2 Mar. 1997/WNC)

_____. 1 March 1997. "Albania: Spokesman Confirms 6 ShIK Officers Killed in Vlore Attack." (FBIS-EEU-97-041 1 Mar. 1997/WNC)

_____. 16 November 1996. "Albania: Witness Testifies in Trial of Former ShIK Chief, Minister." (FBIS-EEU-96-223 16 Nov. 1996/WNC)

The Christian Science Monitor [Boston]. 10 March 1997. Lara Santoro. "Civilian Revolt in Albania: Rage Gives Rise to Militias." (NEXIS)

Koha Jone [Tirana, in Albanian]. 23 August 1997. "Albania: New Intelligence Chief Klosi Discusses Need for Reform." (FBIS-EEU-97-239 27 Aug. 1997/WNC)

_____. 1 March 1997. "3 Reported Dead in Clashes with ShIK in Vlore." (FBIS-EEU-97-041 1 Mar. 1997/WNC)

_____. 11 October 1995. "ShIK Accused of Disrupting AD Activities." (FBIS EEU-95-200 11 Oct. 1995/WNC)

Radio Tirana Network [Tirana, in Albanian]. 1 March 1997. "Albania: ShIK Employees Beaten by Vlore 'Terrorists'." (FBIS-EEU-97-041 1 Mar. 1997/WNC)

Reuters. 2 April 1997. BC Cycle. Stephen Weeks. "Albania Tells Rebels Feared Secret Police Disbanded." (NEXIS)

_____. 2 March 1997. BC Cycle. Paul Holmes. "Albanian Government to Quit After Protest Deaths." (NEXIS)

Rilindja Demokratike [Tirana, in Albanian]. 30 March 1997. "Albania: Commentary Criticizes Decision on ShIK, Sigurimi Officers." (FBIS-EEU-97-089 30 Mar. 1997/WNC)

TVSH Television Network [Tirana, in Albanian]. 1 March 1997. "Albania: ShIK Denies Reuter Report of Police Throwing Out Strikers." (FBIS-EEU-97-041 1 Mar. 1997/WNC)

The United Press International (UPI). 28 May 1996. BC Cycle. Sokol Gjoka. "Hundreds of People Protesting...." (NEXIS)

Zeri i Popullit [Tirana, in Albanian]. 22 August 1997. Sofokli Duka. "Albania: Commentary Skeptical of ShIK Restructuring." (FBIS-EEU-97-236 24 Aug. 1997/WNC)

_____. 15 July 1997. Alban Kosova. "Albania: Paper Urges Suspending, Reorganizing ShIK." (FBIS-EEU-97-199 18 July 1997/WNC)