Melanie McDonagh Melanie McDonagh

Imprisoned on the whim of Enver Hoxha

Fatos Lubonja describes how he and countless others were condemned, on the flimsiest of pretexts, to languish for years in Albanian prisons

Enver Hoxha at the ballot box in Albania’s national elections in 1967. [Getty Images]

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