TIRANA, Feb 12 /ATA/ – The departure of any judge or prosecutor won’t absolve this former officials from possible criminal responsibility for corruption or abuse of power.
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Albania, Donald Lu, in a statement via Twitter on Monday, commented the withdrawal of several former judges and prosecutors from the justice system, saying “they are afraid of vetting.”
“[The decision to withdraw] does not absolve these former officials from possible criminal responsibility for corruption or abuse of power. Those who are afraid of vetting should also fear the inevitable criminal investigations,” U.S. Ambassador twitted.
The U.S. diplomat sees the departure of any corrupt and incompetent judge or prosecutor as a victory in the fight for a better judicial system.
“The decision to withdraw is an individual one, but the departure of any corrupt or incompetent judge or prosecutor is a victory in the fight for a better judicial system. They cannot return to the system for 15 year,” he said.
Few days ago, the former Prosecutor General Adriatik Llalla refused to be appointed as Appellate Court judge citing personal reasons.
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