"If you see my family one day, tell them that I'm innocent and die for my faith in Christ," said Father Anton Muzaj, who had been arrested, in October 1947, in the Communist-led Albania, because he was a Catholic priest.
In prison, he was endlessly tortured, forced to stand for days and nights, with his hands and legs tied together and his nose against a wall. When he could no longer stand, he was severely beaten by the sadistic guards.
Unable to move, he was forced to lie in an icy draft, developed tuberculosis and died soon thereafter as a result of all the torture he had received, in the spring of 1948, in Shkodra.
VIVA CRISTO REY!