Interior Minister Lulzim Basha insisted on Sunday (December 19th) that he played no part in investigations led by UNMIK into the so-called “Yellow House” in northern Albania. Basha’s name was mentioned by the former UNMIK official in charge of missing persons, Jose Pablo Baraybar, who said Basha served as a translator in 2004.
“These are only lies. I have never been to a “yellow house”, Basha said, adding that he was employed by UNMIK only to establish the new Justice Ministry in Kosovo. In an interview Sunday, Baraybar described a visit that a UNMIK crew made to Albania in 2004. “I have heard the Interior Minister [Basha] rule [this] out. But I know that he knows. He was with me, he had the file,” said Baraybar.