Oct 10, 2011

Greek Minority in Albania: Inventory Questionnaire Violates Human Rights

A revision of the inventory questionnaire in Albania has been accused of trying to deter the Greek minority from stating their nationality according to their minority identity.

Below is an article published by Greek Reporter Europe:

The Albanian government is about to violate the human rights of the Greek minority in Albania during the coming inventory.

Despite the reactions of the Greek minority and the Greek government, the neighboring country has decided to change its inventory questionnaire and deter the Greek minority population from stating its nationality by imposing a penalty of 100.000 lek (700 euros) on anyone furnishing “false nationality information”.

According to “Typos tis Kyriakis”, the Hoxha regime had deliberately changed the nationality of the people of Greek ethnic origin into Albanian. Consequently, North Hepirotes, who will state Greek nationality in the inventory but are registered as Albanians by the Hoxha regime, will have to pay a penalty for stating “false nationality information”.