Monday, April 28, 2008
Montenegro Jails More Albanians
The following article published by BIRN fails to identify the nationality of those arrested, but by strong accounts abroad, the majority of these drivers are believed to be Albanian nationals. One thing to keep in mind here is the obstacle placed on these employees, such that are designed to unfairly limit the opportunity of fair and equal employment.
Montenegro Jails 'Fake Diploma' Drivers
28 April 2008 Podgorica _ Thirty Montenegrin taxi drivers are to be jailed for forging high school diplomas in order to keep their jobs.
The verdict passed by Montenegro’s High Court is final and the accused have no right to appeal, local media reported.
They will spend one month behind bars.
The taxi drivers from the Montenegro’s coastal resort of Ulcinj said they had little option but to forge their school certificates six years ago since “the government decision" that they had to have a high school diploma for driving taxis "was absurd.”
“We were given six months to obtain documents which legally would not have been gained without at least a year of studying,” a driver told Podgorica daily Vijesti when news of the case first emerged.
Therefore, in order to continue work and to support their families, the 30 men decided to falsify their diplomas, the daily said.
It was not immediately clear what will they do after serving the sentence.
Posted by Conference Organizer at 2:49 PM