Lulzim Basha analyst, Fitim (Fitimtar) Zekthi was sentenced to 6 months in prison for fraud.
All three levels of the judicial system have upheld the sentence for Zekthi, who, despite the final decision, managed to avoid prison.
Let us recall why Fitim Zekthi was sentenced to go further on how and who saved him from being sent to his cell. The story starts in 2003, when Fitim Zekthi was denounced by his cousin, that he received the amount of 2 million Lek in exchange for a tourist visa to go to England to her fiancé.
But according to the denunciation and investigations of the Elbasan Prosecutor’s Office, Fitim Zekthi, took the money and disappeared, without giving her the promised visa. In the preliminary hearing, that of the security measure, the Court decided that Zekthi should go to prison, ie the measure “arrest in prison”, according to the request of the Prosecution.
After the end of the investigation, and several court hearings, the Court of First Instance in Elbasan sentenced Zekthi to 6 months in prison. He appealed the decision to the Court of Appeals in Durrës, but the latter also upheld the decision of the Court of Elbasan.
Zekthi has requested the annulment of the sentence, in the third instance, ie in the High Court. Even this the latter didn’t change the decision of the other instances. By decision no. 524 dated 16.10.2009, the High Court has decided not to accept the recourse of Fitimtar Zekthi.
Another decision of the Court of Elbasan dated 20.06.2012, states that according to the final decision, Fitim Zekthi had to serve his prison sentence. But he was shamefully avoided prison thanks to the State Police. But why did this happen?
In the statement he made to the media, after CNA.al published the first documents, he said that “I learned the sentence from the police in 2006, when I was a journalist at the newspaper Tema, and when i attacked Sali Berisha”.
In fact, it was Sali Berisha’s government and his police that saved him from prison. Because the decision became final on Appeal, and at the moment this legal procedure is carried out, he should have been sent to prison cells and serve his sentence.
So what Fitim Zekthi says, that the police informed him about the sentence, means that the police didn’t apply the law, as they should have arrested him. So, it was Sali Berisha’s police who saved Fitim Zekth from prison. The latter has used some legal procedures to avoid prison.
He went to Court to benefit from the amnesty, as well as used the legal space not to go to prison. That in order to expire the term of the criminal sentence, which starts from 5 years from the date of the sentence and in this way he is not imprisoned.
So appearing in the media and acting as an analyst, as a high-ranking intellectual, as a pro-American conservative, the fraudster Fitim Zekthi avoid the prison. When the documents clearly show that he should have been arrested.
CNA.al has issued with documents and facts the decisions of the Courts, as well as the decision of the Court of Elbasan which has left in force the decision and has not suspended the sentence of imprisonment./CNA.al
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