Memorie.al publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (the fund of the former PPSh Central Committee), which belong to the year 1982, where there is a file with relations, reports, instructions, information, letters , minutes of meetings of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the Central Committee, etc., regarding the “hostile activity” of the member of the Political Bureau and the Minister of People’s Defense, Kadri Hazbiu, as well as some of his closest collaborators, such as: Feçor Shehu, Mihallaq Ziçishti, Llambi Peçini, Zoi Themeli, etc., who were accused by Enver Hoxha, as “the main collaborators of the police agent Mehmet Shehu”. In the file in question, there is also a document with Kadri Hazbi’s self-criticism, dated September 27, 1982, sent to Enver Hoxha and the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, regarding “his poor work at the head of the Ministry of of Internal Affairs and the lack of vigilance, for not detecting hostile groups, all of which the party and Comrade Enver had discovered”. In this document, the former head of the Ministry of the Interior writes: “From the beginning of September, when I was getting my hair cut, a driver who works with the transport lines abroad came to me and told me that, returning from abroad, the drivers they had spoken badly about my fate. I didn’t ask him what he had been told, but I told him to go and report it where it should be. He added in more detail that he had spoken to the companion who stays with me, which I ordered him to report. He told me that he had done this. I don’t know whether I told him about this case or not, friend Hekuran. After a few days when I returned from a 3-4 day service, my family told me for the first time that they are taking us on the phone and so on, in meetings they ask about you, where are you and how are you, because we have heard things not good, as if we have escaped as a family abroad, as if I have been dismissed from my position as Minister of Defense, etc. I told you that anyone who asks about us, you say we are fine and don’t engage in further conversation. I emphasize that these things have spread so much that even one of the workers who serves in my family left without expecting that something is happening with me and my family. All these things, I told my friend Ramiz, together with my opinion that there is not enough fight against these harmful slogans and that they are spreading from Tirana in the first place”. Likewise, the document in question also contains the minutes of the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, held on October 8, 1982, where the “hostile activity of Kadri Hazbi” from the period after the war when he was in the position of Chief of Army Security, which has brought fierce debates, they all discussed, starting from: Adil Çarçani, Hekuran Isai, Simon Stefani, Manush Muftiu, Rita Marko, Prokop Murra, Photo Çami, Lenka Çuko, Pali Miska, Besnik Bekteshi, Muho Asllani and Llambi Gegprifti. Even the debates and strong tones in that meeting were not absent between Enver Hoxha and Kadri Hazbiu, which continued throughout the meeting, for several sessions. But for more about these, we know the document, which is published for the first time by Memorie.al
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The document with the minutes of the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, held on October 8, 1982, where the “hostile activity” of Kadri Hazbi was analyzed
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY TOP SECRET
OF THE MEETING OF THE POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE PPS CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON OCTOBER 8, 1982
- Discussion on the serious words of friend Kadri Hazbiu
- Approval of the report on transport to the plenum
All members of the Political Bureau are present at the meeting.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEETING
The meeting was opened and led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the PPS, Comrade Enver Hoxha.
Discussion on the serious crimes of comrade Kadri Hazbiu.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: He can say Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Aren’t we supposed to believe it?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I am telling you with conscience. I tell you honestly that what has been done does not excuse me, but until the Soviet advisers had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with all the issues in detail at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. I said it that day as well, and this is important, why did they officially ask us for these documents, when they had the opportunity to get them without asking us at all.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: Well, the Soviet advisers, were they able to get all the documents?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, they had a chance, but who gave them this chance?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What about Comrade Enver, me.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Ah, nice, nice, this is clear now.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Well, if it’s like you say Kadri, let’s follow this logic, and then why are you worried, that you try to drive this fact from yourself?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, which one should I remove?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Here, this fact. You say that it was done behind your back and with bad intentions, why are you scared about it then? That when you answer for all this, a big deal for him, where mine, even the hundred, then, why do you try to drive him away?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I say that, because one thing is that it was officially requested to use it. So it was said that day here.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What do you mean by this, which was officially requested?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I and this is how I explained that, until the Soviet advisers had the opportunity to receive them, why they were asked to send them officially. I thought so.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, no, they did not ask, but you officially sent it to them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I don’t know that.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, this is even worse, Kadri. Why do you say that you do not know, and then add that this was done with malicious intent on their part?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It was done with malicious intent.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Why? That there is logic here, Kadri. We do not want to treat this matter as an investigation, but there is a logic here, you consider that there is nothing wrong with what we have done, what you sent in writing, do you consider it bad? You are afraid of this and try to remove this evil from yourself, and then tell us, why?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I say what I think, do you understand, that there was no reason here?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No good, explain to us, why is this bad?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It is bad, because they may have taken this and used it, as Comrade Enver said that day here, that Gomulka, one and the other, may have based on these documents to say what they said against us.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, they could get those documents in another way, as you said.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, yes, since it was officially said here!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No Kadri, try to be more open. Why are you afraid of this fact? Speak up.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: The documents are there.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, what are we afraid of the fact, I told him, not once, but a hundred times.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: You Kadri, not only are you not saying them, but you are denying them now.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well then, what can I tell you now?
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Look Kadri, Llambi Peçini, he could not sign that document the way he did, without your authorization.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: About those cases Kadri, when we have documents, you say I don’t remember, about the cases when there are documents, do you care about them?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: You could not have done that action without the order of the minister, Kadri Hazbiu.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: How could such an action is taken by the head of the Secretariat? How can a secretary act without a warrant, send very important documents with his own head?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I’m telling you that I don’t remember that Llambi Pecini came for this matter and I told him that, since the Soviets want official documents, send them officially.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Well, yes, he writes there, that this thing was done on your order and order, right?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, he can say this and it can be like that, but I can’t remember it now, I can’t remember it.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Well, why do you remember some other things, and this one?! Those trivial ones, do you remember them well?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Kadri, Kristaq Qarri in the Political Bureau was appointed as the head of the Operational Directorate of the Army in 1975, when he was on the lists of agents. Why didn’t you tell us this fact at that time, when you were passing this on to the Ministry of Defense?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: But why, did I remember all these?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: How come you don’t remember, when this is one of the main cadres of the Ministry of People’s Defense, when it appears on that list?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I’m sorry friend Rita, but why did you then tell Mehmet Shehu that the head of the Academy, M.T. is it on that list?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: For M.T. you said he is aware of the black materials
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: You told Mehmet Shehu that M.T. is aware of the black material.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: You told him that he is also on the list of collaborators.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: As far as I remember, it turned out that he informed about this issue.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, yes, we had him as our collaborator.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Because I asked what this was, when they came they informed me that they had given it to me.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, yes, that is clear.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Hi Hysni Kapos, at the same time, you tell him that with this we have severed the relations, we have destroyed the documents. Now I ask you, what other documents did you destroy there?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, answer this question as well.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: As the Minister of Internal Affairs, when you took over the job, you destroyed documents, that are what you did, and when Mehmet Shehu was there, you yourself were there.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, documents were destroyed.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Yes, can you tell us, what documents?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Documents in 1966.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: I see that you did not say anything about Liri Gega, about Hulusi Spahiu, although you were at the investigator, you did not show anything, and then, what other documents did you destroy, from what he showed at the investigator?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I said that what was destroyed was destroyed, the documents are there.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And which ones? Where are?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver’s documents should be in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. But why, what, have I destroyed these?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I’m leaving one minute, one minute, Hysni Kapo’s letter is as clear as sunlight. He asked you on January 13, 1975, and you sang his letter, which I have here and, if you want, I can sing it again. Hysniu is surprised by this practice. Is this what has been done by our Ministry of Internal Affairs, he writes, to give the agency and operational workers to the Soviet Security? This means that until 1975, you kept it a secret from Hysni Kapoja, that is, from the Central Committee, giving the Soviets the agency and our operational workers, those officials and those not officials.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I kept this hidden from the Party?
COMRADE LLAMBI GEGPRIFTI: And then, why didn’t you say it?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This was written by Hysni Kapoja, you haven’t told us anything until today?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I don’t know how Comrade Hysni wrote this!
ALL FRIENDS: No clock, yes we read all the material of friend Enter!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: More, we have sung this material a thousand times so far!
COMRADE LLAMBI GEGPRIFTI: Yes, yes, we have read it all.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How can you deny such a thing?! Here we have it ahead, sing it, friends!
ALL FRIENDS: There it is, we’ve all read it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, yes, Kadriu says that “I don’t know anything about this”?!
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, this was also read once in the Secretariat, where I was also invited to participate.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I have talked about this, regarding the issue of the collaborators who were in the Soviet Union, we also published their list and how this was destroyed in 1966, or when it was destroyed, I don’t remember well, and how we talked with Comrade Hekuran, we also found the other materials.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Sing that material, sing it, don’t drown us with a spoonful of water!/Memorie.al
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