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Greek state terrorism must stop and Greece must adhere to its international obligations

Political Declaration of the Movement for United Albania in regards to the unjust treatment of autochthonous Albanians and the continued state terror by Greece.

The so called “incident” of the seven Greek army recruits of Albanian origin, of the Missolonghi boot camp, who have yet to take on the the military oath, who posed making the figure of the eagle with their hands, which symbolizes the Albanian flag and then posted the picture in social media has once again shown the true face of the Greek state terrorism against the Albanians. The recent declaration by the Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos that “Whoever does not feel Greek, they should return to their home country” and other recent continued threats towards the Republic of Albania, as well as the direct involvement of the Greek goverment in the process of distributions of forged Greek Identity cards, the Greek state organized crime of blackmailing the volatile poor citizens thru pension plans at a time when Greece is deeply in debt and the sponsorship of anti-Albanian politicians such as Vasil Bollano (head of the terrorist organization “Omonoia”) and Vangjel Dule (chairman of the so-called Unity for Human Rights Party) do not serve in the best interes of strengthening the relations between Albania and Greece, but to the contrary.

The so called “incident” of the seven Greek army recruits of Albanian origin who posed making the figure of the Albanian eagle with their hands is just a pretense to the actual issue of the century old Greek state organized terror and genocide against the autochthonous Albanians.It is unacceptable that in 2017 the Greek state, a European member state, a NATO member state openly violates fundamental human rights that belong to all human beings, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948 in Paris.

Greece in regards to the Albanians has systematically violated the International Bill of Human Rights, which consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and six core international treaties: International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and the Convention on the Rights of the Children (CRC), all of which in 1976, became an international law, to be followed by all, after a sufficient number of individual nations ratified it.

The Movement for United Albania calls upon the International Community and the Republic of Albania to further put pressure on the Greek government to adhere to its international obligations.

In order for Albania to have normal relations with the Greek people and the Greek State, these fundamental rights and obligations from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights must be implemented fully and guaranteed by Greece:

– Article 1 (Right to Equality), All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood;

– Article 2 (Freedom from Discrimination), Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty;

– Article 3 (Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security), Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person;

– Article 5 (Freedom from Torture and Inhuman Treatment), No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;

– Article 9 (The right of unfair detention and expulsion), No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile;

– Article 13 (The right to move freely within and outside the country), (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country;

– Article 17 (The right to own property), (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property;

– Article 20 (Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association), (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association;

– Article 26 (Right to Education), (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children;

– Article 29 (Community Development Tasks Free and Full), (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. (2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

According to, but not limited to the above mentioned article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and according to the International Conventions and Judicial Acts that support the implementation of United Albania, as outlined in “Platform for United Albania”, Chameria should be treated with a special status, neutral towards Greece and international protectorate (3 to 5 years maximum), through which will be guaranteed all the inalienable rights of autochthonous Albanians:

– The return of the Albanian population in Chameria

– The recognition of dual citizenship

– The return of property

– Compensation for the use of property

– Recognition of the genocide against the Chams

– The organization of power and administration in Albanian, as an official language

– Opening and financing of education in the Albanian language on all levels and the preparation for the final status, based on the principles of the right to self-determination and decolonization.

– The joint Albanian state through the Fund for Endangered Areas of Albania should stimulate a return to identity and origin under of the Orthodox Cham Albanians, who are numerous in the province of Preveza and Filat.

Tahir Veliu,

 President of the Movement for United Albania

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