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Mr. Lambros --Q On Albania.MR. CASEY: -- on Albania. Okay.Q Raising tensions today in Northern Epirus, the Albaniantribunals continue to give land and properties to Albanians belongingto the Greek minority, and a lot of protests have taken place today inthe Greek town of Himara. Since the Albanian government, Mr. Casey,started a new -- a brutal campaign against the Greeks in NorthernEpirus, I'm wondering if you have any comment in the framework ofhuman rights for which the U.S. government is very concerned.MR. CASEY: Mr. Lambros, I'm not familiar with the specificincidents you're referring to.What I would say is, of course, in any actions that thegovernment of Albania takes or any government takes we would expectthat those actions would follow the laws of that country, followestablished norms and procedures and certainly be in accordance withthe constitution. I haven't read the Albanian constitution recently,but as I recall, it does provide a general and good guarantee forbasic human rights.Q I raised the question, since it's a matter a violation ofhuman rights, so that's why I'm asking you.MR. CASEY: Well, again, Mr. Lambros, if your question concernsdecisions rendered over the distribution of property in towns inAlbania, our -- I don't have anything specific for you on that, butwhat I would tell you is we would expect that any decisions made,,m,twhether by an executive body or by a court system, would follow therule of law and the established laws of the country.Q Can you check into that particular matter?MR. CASEY: If you want, Mr. Lambros, I'm sure our friends in theEuropean Bureau could ask you about that or perhaps answer you aboutthat, or perhaps the embassy as well. But I think I would leave it tothe Albanian government to describe their actions. If there'sanything, there are any concerns that are raised by that, I'm sureyou'll hear from our folks in appropriate time.
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