Criminal Code (1995, amended 2013) (excerpts)

Criminal Code of the Republic of Albania (excerpts)

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Article 165

Responsibility for false evidence or refusal to give evidence
1. When during the interrogation the witness gives contradictory, incomplete evidence or evidence
which runs against the taken proof, the court forewarns him for false evidence. The same
forewarning shall apply to the witness who unlawfully refuses to give evidence.
2. In case the witness persistently refuses to give evidence or when it is evident that the witness has
given false testimony, the court requests the prosecutor to proceed according to the law.

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Article 294

Spreading state secrets by the person entrusted with it
Divulging, spreading, and informing facts, figures, content of documents or materials which,
according to a publicly known law, constitute state secrets, by the person entrusted with it or who
became informed of it because of his capacity, are punished with a fine or up to five years of
imprisonment.
When the same act is committed publicly, it is punished with a fine or up to ten years of
imprisonment.

Article 295

Spreading state secrets by citizens
Divulging, spreading, and informing facts, figures, content of documents or materials which,
according to a publicly known law, constitute state secrets, by any person who becomes informed on
them, are punished with a fine or up to three years of imprisonment.
When the same act is committed publicly, it is sentenced to a fine or up to five years of
imprisonment.

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Article 307
Refusal to testify
Refusal to answer questions concerning the knowledge of a criminal act or its perpetrator constitutes
criminal contravention and is punished with a fine or up to one year’s imprisonment.
When refusal to testify occurs for profit or any other interests, this is punished with a fine or up to
three years’ imprisonment.