TIRANA Nov 5 An Albanian court has ordererd the
arrest of the owner of the country's only oil refinery on
assault charges in connection with an attack on a journalist in
a bar, police said on Thursday.
Rezart Taci, 38, who owns the refinery ARMO, gave himself up
to police after a court ruled he should await trial in jail over
the attack on the journalist Mero Baze.
"Police carried out the decision of the Tirana District
Court that citizen Rezart Mustafa Taci should be 'arrested and
sent to jail' on assault charges," police said in a statement.
Taci denied the charges. If proven guilty, he could be fined
or sentenced to up to three years in jail.
The oil tycoon made headlines in the international media
when he offered to buy Italy's Seria A soccer club Bologna, but
backed out at the last moment.
(Reporting by Benet Koleka; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton)