Information on the situation and treatment of ethnic Greeks in Albania [ALB19821.E]

For information on the above-mentioned subject, please consult the attachments.

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.


Amnesty International. June 1994. Concerns In Europe: November 1993-April 1994. (AI Index: EUR 01/02/94). London: Amnesty International, p. 2.

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 11 February 1995. "Relations With Albania: Release of Ethnic Greeks in Albania Could Hail New Chapter in Relations." (NEXIS)

_____. 13 August 1994. "Committee Accuses Albania of Torturing Ethnic Greeks." (NEXIS)

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission). January 1994. Human Rights and Democratization in Albania. Washington, DC: US Helsinki Commission, pp. 19-22.

Human Rights Law Journal (HRLJ) [Kehl am Rhein]. 26 September 1994. Vol. 15, No. 4-6. L.G. Loukaides and J. Makarczyk. "Report on Human Rights in Albania," pp. 242-247.

Human Rights Watch (HRW). 1994. Human Rights Watch World Report 1995. New York: Human Rights Watch, pp. 186-88.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. November 1994. Vol. 40, No. 9. "Albania: Conviction of Ethnic Greek Activists," p. 40197.

_____. June 1994. Vol. 40, No. 6. "Albania: Tension Over Greek Minority," p. 40073.

_____. May 1994. Vol. 40, No. 5. "Albania: Relations With Greece," p. 40015.

_____. February 1992. Vol. 38, No. 2. "Albania: Public Order Bill-Postponement of Elections," p. 38775.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Research Institute. 18 March 1994. RFE/RL Research Report [Munich]. Vol. 3, No. 11. Robert Austin et al. "Albania's Greek Minority," pp. 19-24.

Reuters. 18 August 1994. BC Cycle. "Albania Denies Torturing Ethnic Greeks." (NEXIS)

_____. 21 May 1994. BC Cycle. "Athens Protests Arrest of Ethnic Greeks in Albania." (NEXIS)

_____. 20 April 1994. BC Cycle. "Athens Accuses Albania of Harassing Ethnic Greek Minority." (NEXIS)