Former interior minister, Saimir Tahiri has been released from prison and he will continue to serve his sentence under house arrest. This was the decision announced by the District Court of Elbasan.
Tahiri was given prison sentence and a few months ago he filed a request with the Court of Elbasan, in which he asked that the time spent in custody be considered as prison time.
Saimir Tahiri served as the Minister of Interior Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama from 2013 to 2017.
In 2019 he was sentenced to 5 years in prison, reduced to 3 years and 4 months due to the abbreviated trial on charges of abuse of office. He was suspected as involved in organized crime and of helping his cousins in international drug smuggling while serving as Minister of Interiors.