P/R Operazione Colomba urges for the protection of blood feud victims

Press release – Operazione Colomba, Nonviolent Peace Corps of the Pope John XXIII Community, learns from media sources, both Albanian and international, about Mario Majollari’s homicide. The 28-years-old Albanian has been killed on April 10th, 2018, as a vendetta for the murder of Ilir Gjuzi, committed by Mario Majollari’s father. Wanted for Majollari’s homicide is Kastriot Gjuzi, Ilir Gjuzi’s brother.

In 2014, when his father, fugitive up to then, got arrested, Mario Majollari was in Sweden as international protection applicant, since he feared he could have been killed for vendetta. Protection, however, was denied. Among the motivations, Swedish sources claim that the Judge’s decision has been based on the information transmitted from Albania. Swedish judiciary therefore concluded that the Albanian judicial system – independently from its current gaps – can give protection from blood-feud-related conflicts.

Operazione Colomba is worried for the lack of protection to the people and the families involved in blood feuds and, as stated in the report presented in March, it hopes for a greater awareness from State Institutions in order that they will put more and more efforts in achieving the elimination of the phenomenon and in the protection of its victims.