The tone is clear and sweet. The story, strewn with silences. Years have passed, but the voice seems to be that of the young girl who has seen her dreams turn into nightmare. It took more than twenty years for Ina K. to find the courage to tell her story. “In one of the ‘shelters’ for women in Tirana, I recently met a 27-year-old mother with her baby, recounts this respected teacher and human rights activist. She had fled the beatings of her spouse, she was completely lost and confused. I took her in and her story reopened in me all the wounds I thought I had healed. ” On a major television channel and in a collective book, Ina K. today lifts the veil on the trials she has overcome.
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It was barely the wedding celebrated that the ordeal began for Ina K., when, as tradition dictates, she moves in with the beautiful family in the capital.
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Louis Seiller Correspondent in Tirana