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Opinion / Editorial

Separation of the corrupt from fear of the "sword" of SPAK

Separation of the corrupt from fear of the "sword" of SPAK

The killing of the corrupt in Albania for fear of the 'sword' of the Special Prosecutor's Office (SPAK) is a complex phenomenon that sheds light on the dynamics of justice in Albania. SPAK is a fundamental institution established to fight corruption and organized crime, having an important role in protecting the law and punishing those who violate rights. One of the key factors affecting the detection of the corrupt is their fear of the potential power of SPAK to uncover and prosecute their illegal acts. Corruption in Albania is often closely related to politics and business, creating complex networks of powerful interests and influences. In this context, the corrupt often have a strong alienation to avoid criminal responsibility, using their influence to protect themselves from SPAK investigations. The fear of SPAK's sword can manifest itself in several different ways. One of them is the undue influence of politics on SPAK, using pressure and interference to protect their personal interests or those of their close groups. This can lead to a tense climate for the work of justice, reducing the effectiveness of SPAK's independence and accelerating the detection of the corrupt. Another aspect of fear is the lack of security for potential witnesses and informants of corruption cases. They may fear negative consequences for their lives and personal safety if they decide to become part of the SPAK investigation. In conclusion, distinguishing the corrupt from the fear of SPAK's sword is an important aspect of the discussion about justice in Albania. To meet this challenge, it is important for SPAK to maintain its independence and ensure sufficient legal and institutional support to carry out its duties effectively and without undue pressure.