Monday, September 28, 2009

Albanians Held in Montenegrin Prison are Welcomed Home

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – The much anticipated arrival of Rrok and Kola Dedvukaj was celebrated last Saturday night by over 100 family members and friends who gathered at Detroit’s Metro Airport. After serving their three-year sentences in a tiny Montenegrin cell for accusations initially linked to “terrorism”, the Dedvukaj’s gingerly stepped off the plane and into the arms of sobbing family members , who, along with those present that night, breathed a sigh of relief to finally see the two men that have been victims of illicit charges, torture, and inhumane punishment, which not only victimized these two American citizens, but held all of Malёsia prisoner to what has turned out to be an apartheid state designed to suppress Albanians as they press for basic human rights.

Kola’s request to say a few words before the crowd underscored the theme of their sheltered nightmare. In his own soft words, Kola described the real issues confronting the prisoners and the entire nation. This entire ordeal wasn’t attributed to what Montenegro perceived to have happened, but instead it was a designed attempt to disenfranchise the entire Albanian community at the expense of a few. There were many times during their incarceration that the issue of ethnicity surfaced, especially while the two men were being physically and mentally tortured. Constant reminders that Montenegro is a state for Montenegrins only and that Albanians have no place and future there rang in their bloody heads as they were punished for not approving to the guard’s ethnic slurs.

It was the eve of national and local elections in Montenegro that opened the doors to mass arrests throughout the Malёsia region, and as Albanians were preparing to celebrate the victory of the ascent of an Albanian politician from that region, the day was overshadowed by fear, uncertainty, and disintegration. Nineteen men were immediately arrested for “acts of terrorism” (where many still remain behind bars today). What followed was a circus of illegitimate legal discourse that witnessed dozens of delayed hearings, unprofessional court proceedings, abrasive behavior by the judges, tainted evidence, and politically charges witnesses. This spectacle continued for two years and finally a guilty verdict followed; a verdict that found all Albanians in Montenegro guilty … guilty of being different … guilty of seeking liberty … guilty of demanding local representative government … guilty of wanting to protect their national homeland from confiscation, sale, and impregnation of other nationalities. Whatever the characteristics of the case, ALBANIANS WERE GUILTY!

As Rrok greeted his Detroit friends, and walked from hand-shake to hand-shake, he looked broken, he is not the man he used to be. The human toll suffered from repeated beatings, lack of medical attention, ghastly prison conditions, and the constant reminder that Albanians are not human reaffirmed his belief that suffering will continue for Albanians in Montenegro for a very long time. As Rrok quietly listened to their reassurances and well-wishes, he was reminded that Albanians are resilient by nature and undeterred by history, and their struggle will never end with a conviction, but instead continue on a path to full recognition of their national homeland with full status and sociopolitical rights that are guaranteed under God and all nations with collected minorities.

Welcome Home Men!


Anonymous said...

Montenegro has released three, jailed five!

Anonymous said...

What is your point?

How about you open your eyes and realize this: MONTENEGRO IS HOLDING 50,000 ALBANIAN CAPTIVE, and their only "release" is when they get autonomy from this Slvic regime.

Anonymous said...

Yes, getting tortured by the slaves or relaxing in café Tuz or Ulqin! Hmm-which one would you prefer for your comfort?
In addition to 50.000 obedient Albanians that live in Montenegro, they have cleverly managed to silence another 45.000 Albanians that fled Montenegro, and now live in the USA or Europe.

Anonymous said...

True that my friend !!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I'm sure the day will come (in this generation or next) when Albanians in MZ will roam their homeland free of oppression and discrimination, and most importantly, ruled by their own government, consisting of only Albanians and representing Albanians

This is how God intended it to be.

Anonymous said...

We all are striving for that….patiently waiting for that day to come! However, that day is not going to come, unless Albanians take a much more firm and decisive position regarding their political status!

Anonymous said...

Albanians in Montenegro have no problem waiting patiently.....that is their political strategy!

Anonymous said...

yeah, keep waiting..waiting for Jesus come and save you..get up and realize a free and independent Malcia.


Anonymous said...

Ahahahaha ..... waiting is no freakin' strategy at all.

And its not "waiting" that the elite of Malesia are doing, instead its called 'keeping the status-quo JUST THE WAY IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN".

That is, as long as the situation in Malesia remains the same, then the profiteers like Nikolle Camaj keep getting their paychecks, ala double-dipping via salaries from (1) their urban municipality positions and (2) another payment for their cooperation with Podgorica (DPS) to ensure things in Malesia remain unchanged ... i.e., NO MUNICIPALITY, NO RALLIES, and NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY to stir the pot.