Ilir Hoxha

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Ilir Enver Hoxha
Personal details
Born (1949-03-31) 31 March 1949 (age 68)
Tirana, Albania
Nationality Albanian
Political party Party of Labour of Albania (2002)
Spouse(s) Teuta Hoxha
Children Besmir Hoxha
Ermal Hoxha
Shkelzen Hoxha
Profession Politics, businessman

Ilir Hoxha (born March 31, 1949 in Tirana, Albania) is one of the sons of former Albanian leader Enver Hoxha.[1] Ilir was imprisoned a few years after his father's death, but was released in 1996.[2] Ilir has been called in to testify several times in an attempt to disclose secrets from the previous communist era.[citation needed] Ilir wrote a memoir in 1995 called "My Father, Enver Hoxha".[3] The article recounts Ilir's memories of his father's death, the impact it had on the family, his mother's struggles, and also the investigation and prosecution that was conducted on him after his father's death.

During the 2005 election campaign in Albania, Ilir campaigned for candidates of the Party of Labour of Albania (2002).[4]

Ilir still resides in Albania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dictator's two sons bitter about status". The Victoria Advocate. 17 January 1993. p. 5. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Son of late dictator freed after year in jail". Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. April 18, 1996. p. A9. Retrieved 22 May 2012. Ilir Hoxha, son of Albania's late Stalinist dictator, Enver Hoxha, was freed after a year in prison for criticizing those who tore down monuments honoring his... 
  3. ^ Hoxha, Ilir. "My Father, Enver Hoxha". Communist Party Alliance. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Son of Albania's ex-communist leader campaigns for Party of Labour". BBC Monitoring Service. June 21, 2005. Retrieved May 22, 2012.