Memorie.al publishes the secret report of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mihal Prifti, sent to Enver Hoxha in 1952: Albanian agents in Yugoslavia and the bases where they are trained. In October 1949, a group of armed saboteurs and ordered by UDB Captain Vlado Popovic secretly entered Albanian territory and killed the mayor of the locality of Doda Castle, Comrade Sabri Poda
Immediately after the meeting in Trieste, the fascist government of Belgrade began to increase and intensify its hostile activity against the Albanian people and the People’s Republic of Albania. In close cooperation with the imperialist agents in Yugoslavia, she set up special espionage centers near the Albanian-Yugoslav border, which deal mainly with the organization of Albanian war criminals, spies of any brand, and the recruitment of mercenaries. from Kosovo and Metohija, who trained special courses and schools through experienced Yugoslav espionage officers. Then, after finishing these special courses, the UDB officers, armed them with all kinds of weapons, filled their pockets with money and led by them, in different groups sent them to the Albanian land to commit acts of espionage, sabotage , terrorism and brigand’s, to arouse confusion among the people, to encourage reactionary elements in Albania and to organize escape from Albania to Yugoslavia and in the most vile way to commit a series of acts such as in a report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana, dated November 16, 1951, signed by Deputy Minister Mihal Prifti, entitled: “The organization and activity of Albanian war criminals in Yugoslavia.” which provides detailed information on the activity of Albanian political emigration in Yugoslavia, was first sent to Enver Hoxha for approval, and then the Albanian government presented it at the Assam meeting. United Nations General Assembly. Through this report presented to the UN, the communist government of Enver Hoxha aimed to put pressure on Western countries and neighboring countries, which sheltered, held and trained groups of Albanian political refugees, preparing them to land in Albania, in attempt to overthrow the regime of Enver Hoxha. But the report in question was prepared mainly against Tito’s Yugoslavia, which, after the Inform Bureau letter and the break-up with Albania and the Soviet Union in 1949, softened its policy towards the West and became a haven for many Albanians fleeing for political reasons. What is further stated in that report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who were the Albanians who fled to Yugoslavia for political motives and how were they trained in the secret bases of Ulcinj and Skopje by UDB officers? All this is discussed in a series of archival documents, some of which we are publishing below in this article, which have been extracted from the files of the Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana, after the declassification of those times the last.
MFA report on Enver
At the beginning of the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana sent to Enver Hoxha, who read: “The organization and activity of Albanian war criminals in Yugoslavia”, after some accusations of a political nature were made against the Yugoslav government, which according to the Albanian government had become an agency in the service of the Anglo-Americans, transforming Yugoslavia into a center of intrigue and a hotbed of aggressive plans against the Soviet Union and popular democracies, it goes on to say: and gives them every support to carry out their nefarious criminal activity against the People’s Democracies and the People’s Republic of Albania.After the issuance of the resolution of the Information Bureau, which exposes the betrayal of the fascist clique of Belgrade, a considerable number of Albanian war criminals, did not find a place on Albanian soil because they were pursued by the people’s defense forces and by the people themselves to give an account, for the ugly crimes they had committed to their detriment by working together with the Italian-German occupiers, crossed into Yugoslavia, where not only were they not arrested but received warmly and with open arms by the competent authorities Yugoslavs, being used by the latter for their nefarious aggressive criminal purposes against the Albanian people and the People’s Republic of Albania. Such criminals are e.g. Dan Kaloshi, Cen Elezi, Tahir Hoxha, Nik Sokoli, Mark Tunxi, Ndre Lufi, Gjon Lulosh Deshtanishta, Mehdi Ndreu, Marko Bib Vokri, Zef Gjon Sokoli, Ferdi Sima etc. Who during the Nazi-fascist occupation were together active workers of the occupiers and together with them fought against the national liberation war by leading and commanding hundreds of mercenaries they had with them? “They have committed heinous crimes against the civilian population, killed and tortured innocent people, burned and looted entire villages, etc.”
“Belgrade promised us the return of criminals”
Following the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for Enver Hoxha, the complaint of the Albanian government is given to the government of Belgrade, which, according to it, had promised the return to Albania of some of the main leaders of the Albanian political emigration, who carried out their activity in Yugoslavia. In this regard, the report in question, among other things, states: “The Government of the People’s Republic of Albania, knowing that a good part of these Albanian war criminals were free in Yugoslavia, in many cases requested by means of notes and verbal surrender of these criminals with stigmas, sworn enemies of the Albanian people, and at the same time reminded the Yugoslav Government of its heavy responsibility for organizing these criminals against the Albanian people and the People ‘s Republic of Albania. committed to the surrender of criminals Cen Elezi and Dan Kaloshi etc. over time with false pretexts that characterize the Fascist type Governments, not only did not surrender, but on the contrary gathered and grouped around them criminals and other fugitives who under the auspices of the Yugoslav UDB officers are organized and trained in special schools and courses. The organization of these criminals The Yugoslav government does so with the moral and material support of the American-British imperialists and according to their instructions and directives and in full accordance with the provocative war plans of its patrons. Thus e.g. when the American-British imperialists in 1949 created in Paris the so-called “Free Albania” Committee against the Albanian people of the People’s Republic of Albania with the sludge of Albanian war criminals such as Hasan Dosti, Abaz Kupi, etc. with the spies of the American-British, Tito, the neo-fascists of Rome, the monarch-fascists of the Vatican, who are in their lap, based on the decision of Potsdam, had to be handed over to the Albanian people to answer for the ugly crimes they had committed, the fascist clique of Belgrade soon declared that “it was for the independence of Albania and the Albanian people” and that “it has nothing to do with this kind of committee, etc. The fascist clique of Belgrade did this to hide the connections and the sound cooperation she has with the US-British intelligence services and in order to be able to lie to the Albanian people and the Albanians of Kosovo. ”
“Albanian criminals gather in Trieste”
Following the accusations of the Albanian government against Belgrade, which had not kept its promise to return to Albania some of the main leaders of the Albanian anti-communist emigration operating in the neighboring country, following the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there is talk of a meeting they held in Trieste. In this regard, among other things, it says: “But such statements are worthless, because the Albanian people are aware of the joint meeting that took place in Trieste in 1949 with the delegates of the infamous Committee” Free Albania “with the chief agent of the monarch-fascists, the traitor and criminal of the Albanian people Abaz Ermeni, with the executioner Xhafer Deva with Tito’s agents among whom and the close collaborator of the German occupiers the criminal and executioner of the people of Kosovo, the old agent of the Serbian wing and now the Intelligence Service and Tito agent Gani bej Kryeziu, the brother of Seid Kryeziu, a member of the “Free Albania” Committee, and American and British espionage officers also attended the meeting. that was charged there to the criminal Gani Bey Kryeziu was that according to the orders and in close cooperation with the Yugoslav espionage, to organize the war criminals located in Yugoslavia , to recruit mercenaries from Kosovo and Metohija and to launch an armed war against the Albanian people and the People’s Republic of Albania. So, immediately after the meeting in Trieste, the French Government of Belgrade began to increase and intensify as much as possible the hostile activity against the Albanian People and the People’s Republic of Albania. In close cooperation with the imperialist agents in Yugoslavia, she set up special espionage centers near the Albanian-Yugoslav border, which deal closely with the organization of Albanian war criminals, spies of any brand, and the recruitment of naive Kosovo mercenaries. Metohija, who are trained in special courses and schools by experienced Yugoslav espionage officers, then after completing these special courses, the UDB officers arm them with all kinds of tools, fill their pockets with money and lead of them in different groups send them to Albanian land to commit acts of espionage, sabotage, terrorism and brigade, to arouse confusion among the people, not to leave him alone in his peaceful construction work to encourage reactionary elements in Albania and to organize the escape from Albania to Yugoslavia and in the most vile way “.
“UDB captain launches saboteurs”
Following the report on the activity of Albanian political emigration in Yugoslavia, a complete summary is given on the diversionist acts committed on Albanian soil by divers who were trained by Yugoslav UDB officers. In this regard, among other things, it states: “In October 1949 a group of armed and specially ordered saboteurs by UDB captain Vlado Popovic secretly entered Albanian territory, killed a member of the Labor party, the mayor of the locality of the Castle of Dodë (Kukës district) comrade Sabri Poda, and when they left with difficulty and fear as they robbed the families of Baftjar Dauti from the village Buzëmadh and Zylfi Maliqi from the village Ujmisht (Kukës district). by the officers of the Yugoslav UDB have committed even later.They have killed the Secretary of the Village Council Vukël, Ded Markun, the lieutenant of the People’s Army, Melo Babaj, the policeman Mane Kazani, sergeant Ndue Markun, the villagers Nikol Prendi and Kasem Imeri etc. Also to create panic among the people and to sabotage the elections of May 28, 1950 that were held for the elections of the people’s representatives to the People’s Assembly, various groups of ard saboteurs hur from Yugoslavia instructed by UDB officers burned on 27 May the school of the village of Morina (Kukës) and the school of the village of Myzejntë Tropoja, after these two schools were designated as polling stations. But in this way various armed groups of saboteurs from Yugoslavia have cut the Shistavec-Bicaj telephone line, slaughtered and robbed the villagers’ cattle for the purpose of harm, as they have slaughtered e.g. 17 heads of sheep of the villagers Xhemal Cani and Osman Shabani. “They have often distributed propaganda material with fascist content through which they incite the people to an armed uprising against the legal government of the Albanian people, they have thrown fuel bombs in the houses of the villagers, they have attacked the offices of the locality of Pac in Tropoja, etc.”
Albanian government report on Albanian camps in Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia
“Secret bases where UDB trains Albanians in Yugoslavia”
The Foreign Ministry report, entitled: “The organization and activity of Albanian war criminals in Yugoslavia”, which was personally addressed to Enver Hoxha, contains, among other things, a detailed summary of the secret bases in Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia, where the Yugoslav UDB trained Albanians fleeing for political reasons. Regarding this matter, for which official Tirana refers to some of the testimonies given by the detained students, in the trials held in the years 1950-’51, among other things, the report in question reads: “All this hostile activity carried out by the fascist government of Belgrade through its espionage organizations against the Albanian people and the People’s Republic of Albania, is confirmed and documented by many of the trials that took place in Tirana in May 1950, with what took place in Kukës in September 1950, as and with the trial that took place in Peshkopi in January 1951, against agents and saboteurs in the service of the UDB.The main centers of Yugoslav espionage directing their vile activity against the Albanian people, and the People’s Republic of Albania, are located in Pristina and Ohrid, which have their subsidiary branches which are:
- In Montenegro, with work center in Bar, Podgorica and Adreivice. In these centers they have gathered dozens of Albanian war criminals and fugitives who have formed various armed groups of saboteurs led by Nikol Gjeto Tonaj, Vat Mali, Mark Pashku, Kol Gjergji, Gjon Kiri, Palok Luca, Preng Ndue Dusha, Cen Tahiri, Kol Pali, who are led and trained by capable Yugoslav UDB officers, such as Captains Pero Buzanovic, Captain Stanko Djokic, Lieutenant Vido Ivmov, etc.
- In Kosovo, based in Prizren and Gjakova, also in these two centers are gathered with dozens of war criminals and escaped Albanians and Kosovar mercenaries led by Lutfi Spahia, Dalip Nuhija, Rexhep Beca, Destan Parllaku, Marka Deda, Ber Abdullahi, Nik Sokoli, Cen Mala, Hasan Isufi, Ram Tahiri, Mark Tunxhi, Tahir Hoxha, etc., who are led, instructed and armed by UDB officers, such as Captain Vlado Popovic, Captain Mazllum Nimani, etc.
- In Macedonia, with work center in Ohrid, Debar, Struga and Res. Armed espionage groups have also gathered in these centers, some of which are Albanian war criminals and some of which have been misled and lied to buy them, led by Qazim Lusha, Ferik Maliqi, Shaban Tormazi, Qemal Zagorçani, Abaz Tormazi, led by UDB Major, Koço Bituxi, Captain Jaçee Popodanov, Captain Mile Gorti,, Lieutenant Svetko Jovanofski, etc. The elements that are grouped in these centers are recruited by different methods, e.g. through corruption, pressure, etc. “After writing various statements that they will faithfully serve the fascist clique of Belgrade, they become members and collaborators of the Yugoslav intelligence service”./ Memorie.al