TIRANA, Jan 22 (ATA) – President of the Republic Bujar Nishani has honored the main figures of Gjilan massacre on its 70th anniversary. A commemoration activity was held in remembrance of Gjilan massacre where over 8000 Albanian men, women, youths and children were killed.
This commemoration activity is held in the light of a pan-national cultural manifestation “The flame of January 2015” which is organized for the 24th year in a row by Gjilan commune in tribute to the heroes and martyrs fallen on the long journey to freedom and independence.
In attendance of the activity was also a delegation of President’s Office composed of Secretary General Florjan Nuri and Councilor for the Region Flamur Gashi, who presented the medals awarded by the Head of State, Bujar Nishani.
Honor of the Nation title was awarded to the leaders and organizers of the resistance movement, renowned intellectuals, Halim Orana, Mulla Idriz Gjilani and Esat Berisha, whereas the Golden Medal of Eagle to Hetem Haziri, Rifat Baftjari and Ymer Myqybaba./a.gjonaj/ /a.g/sm/
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