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Two Greeks reportedly arrested in Albania ahead of Katsifas funeral

Two Greeks have reportedly been arrested in Albania for the possession of clothes sporting paramilitary symbols and slogans that fuel hate, according to Albanian news portal Faxweb.

The news comes a few hours before the funeral of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas in the village of Bularat in southern Albania, who was shot dead by Albanian police last week.

Greek ministries call for restraint, respect at Katsifas funeral

The Foreign and Civil Protection Ministries have appealed on Greeks planning to attend the funeral of an ethnic Greek who was shot dead by Albanian police last week to show restraint and respect towards his family, according to sources from the two ministries, cited by state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

Body of Greek shot by Albanian police to be returned by Tuesday, lawyer says

Albanian authorities have agreed to hand over the body of Konstantinos Katsifas, a 35-year-old ethnic Greek fatally shot by police in southern Albania on October 28, the family's lawyer has said.

It is expected that authorities in Albania will release Katsifas's body to his relatives by Tuesday, lawyer Efthimios Navridis told ANT1 television on Monday.

Ex-minister says police should shoot anyone wielding a weapon

Former Greek foreign minister Theodoros Pangalos said police should have the right to shoot anyone wielding a gun, during a radio interview on Thursday.

His comment came during a discussion on the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old ethnic Greek man by police in southern Albania on Sunday.

Katsifas not shot at close range, coroner says

A 35-year-old Greek man who was fatally shot by Albanian police in southern Albania last Sunday was not fired at from close range, according to a lawyer representing the victim's relatives.

In comments to reporters after talking to a Greek coroner who examined the body, the lawyer Konstantinos Giovanopoulos said that the 35-year-old was shot twice in the chest.