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Albania to Return Katsifas' Body 'By Tuesday'

The lawyer representing the family of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old ethnic Greek fatally shot by police in southern Albania on October 28, revealed that his body will be turned over to the family by Tuesday. Albanian authorities claim Katsifas was...

Katsifas Corpse Yet to be Released by Albanian Authorities

Albanian authorities have not yet released the corpse of Konstantinos Katsifas, who was killed by the country's special forces on October 28. Katsifas' family says that Albanian authorities have not responded to their repeated requests to release the body, so that...

Examination of Katsifas' Corpse by Greek Coroner Fails to Dispel Doubts (video)

The lawyer representing the family of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old Greek who was killed on Sunday by Albanian police forces in the Northern Epirus village of Vouliarates, said that a Greek coroner was allowed to examine the victim's corpse...

Greece To Investigate Circumstances Under Which Katsifas Killed

Prosecutors from Ioannina, capital of the Greek region of Epirus which neighbors Albania, sent the case file of Konstantinos Katsifas' death to the Athens public prosecutor's office on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the circumstances under which...

Katsifas' Mother: 'All my Boy did was Raise the Greek Flag'

"My boy never had trouble with the police; all he did was to raise the Greek flag." These are the words of the mother of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old man who was killed by Albanian police on Sunday. Speaking to...

Was Katsifas Executed? Burning Questions Awaiting Answers in Albania Killing of Greek Citizen

The circumstances surrounding the killing of ethnic Greek Konstantinos Katsifas by Albanian security forces on Sunday are the subject of a highly contested debate between the country's authorities and the residents of the village of Burat (Vouliarates), many of whom...

Friction in Greece-Albania Relations Not New, but Progress has been Made

The recent killing of Konstantinos Katsifas by Albanian police forces has added to the existing friction between the two neighbors. The shooting death of Katsifas led to claims by Omonoia, an organization representing the Greek minority of Albania, that...

Video Surfaces from the Moment Katsifas Clashed with Albanian Police

A short video showing showing 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas holding a rifle while walking in the village of Bularat (Vouliarates), near the Greek-Albanian border, was released by private Albanian broadcaster Report TV on Monday evening. Katsifas is apparently dressed in combat gear...

Greece to Formally Protest Katsifas' Death in Northern Epirus

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue a formal protest to Albania in response to the shooting death of 35-year-old Greek Konstantinos Katsifas, who was shot dead by Albanian authorities in the village of Bularat (Vouliarates) in northern...

Katsifas 'Executed' Claims Largest Greek Organization in Albania (video)

Omonoia, the social, political and cultural organization that promotes the rights of Albania's Greek minority, has asserted that Konstantinos Katsifas was executed by Albanian forces. Katsifas was shot and killed by Albanian police on Sunday. In a statement, the organization...