Opposition leaders have called for European mediation to resolve a disputed mayoral election in the capital Tirana that is deepening political divisions throughout Albania.
Thousands of Jews found refuge in Europe's only Muslim state, where an ancient honor code saw all as guests.
Antigovernment demonstrators returned to the street in Albania Friday, a week after three activists were killed outside Prime Minister Sali Berisha's office.
Albania was quiet Monday after deadly protests Friday. Prime Minister Sali Berisha last week accused Socialist opposition leader Edvin Rama of attempting a 'Tunisian-style' coup.
The Balkan nation's vote Sunday struggled to meet international standards – potentially embarrassing the US, which backed Albania's successful bid for NATO membership.
The former detainees, including Uighurs released to Albania, say they are eager to put "terrorist" label behind them.
'The Muslim world has been waiting for a long time for such thing.'