Hopefully in the Gërdeci process, the Court will also accept the testimonies and evidence of family members injured by the tragedy
The Special Court against Corruption and Organized Crime has today accepted the request of the families of the victims of Gërdec to be part of the reopened judicial process for the tragedy of 15 years ago, where 26 people were killed.
The lawyer representing the family members who have long sought to be part of this process called this a victory, especially for the Durda family who lost their 4-year-old son in the tragic explosion of the military ammunition factory.
"The history of victims' participation in criminal processes is a long struggle. It has been difficult to change the code, then the mentality to get to this moment. It is a victory for the Durda family, that they started this process in 2009. If we will have an ordinary trial, it means that we will receive all the evidence in turn and anything can happen," said Dorian Matlija.
In this way, the 290 people injured by the tragedy of March 15, 2008 will participate in the next session of June 22.
This gives hope to the families of the victims in the tragic village of Gërdec, who declare that justice has not yet acted against the high state officials who gave permission for the establishment of the factory where cartridges were dismantled, which were then exported abroad.
One of the former senior state officials who is already being investigated with the re-opening of the process is Fatmir Mediu, who was the Minister of Defense at the time of the tragedy that was classified by the Justice Department as a "technological incident".