Forced labour camps in Communist Albania

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Forced labour camps in Communist Albania
Jail from inside (1947)

Communist Albania maintained labour camps (Albanian: Kampe pune) throughout the territories it controlled. The first Albanian Communist labour camps were greatly expanded around Tirana, and were intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime. A number of camps existed between 1946 and 1991 [1] as political prisoners, criminals, the mentally ill and others were incarcerated, generally without trial or judicial process. Political prisoners were severely and continuously under Sigurimi surveillance.

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  1. ^ [1] Communist camps in Albania