The Tirana Municipal Police have been found guilty of discrimination due to race, ethnicity, and economic status against Agron Cura, a member of the Egyptian Albanian community.
On March 3, 2020, Cura was stopped by the Municipal Police, who “violently seized” his three-wheeled bike and the items inside it. Cura had been collecting items such as gypsum and other recyclables to sell to support himself and his family.
Two days later, accompanied by a pro bono lawyer, Gentian Serjani, from the NGO “Social Justice”, Cura went to the Commissioner Against Discrimination. They filed a complaint and claimed the police had targeted and discriminated against him due to his race, ethnicity, and economic status.