The Files Authority has reacted after the comments that the former president Ilir Meta is the politician with the initials IM that was part of the secret files of the former State Security.
The authority emphasizes that all interested parties should follow the legal path for information on this matter.
Ilir Meta broke his silence and denied the claims that he is the politician with the initials IM that was part of the secret files of the former State Security.
He challenged the authority of the files to make the documents public, while looking back on his past Ilir Meta remembered that in the Faculty of Economics where he studied there were dozens of students with the same initials, even one of his classmates had same name and last name.
Ilir Meta called it a political game, while strongly attacking the Files Authority, accusing it of falsifying documents, since according to him, since 1992, he has undergone all verifications and his past has come out clean.
He will not go to justice for the tarnishing of his name, as he says that he has not received any document from the File Authority, nor from the Speaker of the Assembly, for whom he indicated that he has lost respect.
Files Authority’s full post:
On the responses to the notification of the Authority for problems in the implementation of the law no. /
̈, – The Authority for Information on Former State Security Documents issued an official notice on July 26, on the problems in verifying the purity of the image of officials, high public officials and central and local elected officials, information that was given to forwarded, with the relevant proposals, to the Assembly of Albania.
During this time, many interpretations have circulated on the information conveyed by the institution. The authority refutes the news that refer to decisions and files of various citizens, (such as No. 227, dated 27.05.2022) part of daily work, regularly published on the official website.
The institution invites all those interested to follow the legal path for information, based on law no. 119/2014, “On the right to information” and law no. 45/2015, amended. Any affected or named party can exercise the right to information about files of the former State Insurance. The authority verifies with professional responsibility any claim on referred or requested materials. Currently, the institution is processing requests for information on the announcement of July 26.
The Authority is not affected in the exercise of its activity for information and continues its work, based on legality, transparency, protection of the right to private life and personal data, protection of data that constitute classified information and cooperation between state institutions.
The institution is waiting for the proposed legal changes, to carry out the relevant research and verifications for the cases, which will take their treatment time. The cases referred to the Assembly are not subject to verification, due to the legal obstacle cited earlier.