He asked for release from the cell, the Court of Appeal leaves Fredi Beleri in prison
The Court of Appeal has left the elected mayor of Himara, Fredi Beleri, in prison.
Beleri asked for a change in the security measure "prison arrest", a request that was not accepted by the Court.
Fredi Beleri, candidate for the Mayor of Himara (and later winner) was arrested on charges of vote buying two days before the May 14 local elections.
The Greek ambassador, Kostandina Kamitsi, as well as the head of PBDNJ, Vangjel Dule, were in the Special Court today.
Lawyer Dema spoke to the media after the hearing explaining: "It will be a long process, as we will call many witnesses".
Beleri was arrested two days before the May 14 local elections. According to the prosecution, the wiretapping shows that he offered money in exchange for votes in his favor. Beleri, on the other hand, rejected the accusations and spoke about an act with a political background.
Beler's arrest has fueled tension between Tirana and Athens. The latter demands his release, claiming that human and minority rights have been violated.