Institution for investigating communist crimes
20 years after the fall of communism, Albania started the first serious
effort for shedding light on the 450-year-long darkness of our communist
This duty was undertaken by the Institution of Studying the Communist Crimes and Consequences, an organism established by the Albanian Parliament and that was proposed by the government after the rejection of the lustration law.
The duty of this institution is to open the archives, collect evidence for the communist crimes and publish them so that it could be considered as the eye of the Albanian society in its dark past, still undiscovered and that must be written in its all proportions.
“It is an autopsy of the communist crimes that have not been made in a complete and systematic way. Our institution considers as a mission the exhumation of history and the studies will shed light on the facts that have been hidden by the dictatorship and that have been manipulated by its heirs”, declared the leader of this institution, Agron Tufa.
“Communism wanted to hide the bodies, and buried them in the riverbanks. Only 1000 bodies have been found from the 6000 communism victims. At that time, Albania had 100 prisons”, declared Agron Musta.
Besides the evidences of the archives’, the testimonies are very important and the Parliament Speaker, Jozefina Topalli, appealed for cooperation.
“The darkest part of the history is what the Albanians have made to the Albanians. If someone has something to testify, let he do it today, for this institution”, Topalli declared.
Inspired by the expression that one nation that cannot correct its past, cannot have a future, the Institution of Studying the Communist Crimes and Consequences believes that their work will serve to the moral conscience of the Albanian society.