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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ethnic Greeks Face Jail

TIRANA, Albania () -- Albanian prosecutors Monday demanded jail terms of between seven and nine years for five ethnic Greeks accused of spying for Athens.


Such sentences could put Albania on a collision course with Athens which has already deported thousands of illegal Albanian immigrants from Greece in retaliation for what it calls a political trial.


The five men, all members of the ethnic Greek organization Omonia based in southern Albania where most ethnic Greeks live, were arrested in April following a raid on a military camp close to the Greek border. Two Albanian conscripts were killed.