Memorie.al publishes some documents issued by the Central State Archive (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), where there is a voluminous file with archival materials which bear the logo ‘Top secret’, which belong to the period of years 1981-1982, with reports, reports, evidence, information, minutes of the meetings of the Politburo and the secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP, etc., starting from what was held to review and analyze the self-criticism of the former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu in December 1981, because he had allowed the engagement of his son, Skënder, “with a girl who had some political fugitives in her family circle”, the marathon meeting of the Politburo on the afternoon of December 17 his year that lasted until the late hours of that night, where that problem was discussed with the debates and discussions of all members who “crucified” former Prime Minister Shehu, the meeting of the morning of December 18, after the news that Prime Minister Mehme Shehu had killed himself, the marathon meeting of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP on September 20, 1982, with the topic: “Analysis of serious mistakes of Kadri Hazbiu, committed during the period when he was deputy minister and minister of Internal Affairs “, where Enver Hoxha initially launched accusations against Kadri Hazbiu, luring him as a” loyalist of the Party “, (in order for him to” open the heart of the Party “, speaking against former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu) , where at the beginning of his speech, Enver said: “After the coup in the army, we discovered the traitorous group in economics of Abdyl Këllez, Koço Theodhos and Kiço Ngjela with friends. We also discovered this group here; it was not discovered by the State Security. The same can be said about the discovery of the group of Fadil Paçrami, Todi Lubonja and a number of other people connected with them, such as Ismail Kadareja with friends, the Security did not reveal, but that hostile work was discovered by the Committee Central ”, etc.! All these and other documents with the logo ‘Top secret’, will be published in several issues in a row, exclusively by Memorie.al
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The document with the minutes of the meeting of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP, on the topic “Analysis of serious mistakes of Kadri Hazbiu, committed during the period when he was Deputy Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs”, held on September 20, 1982
MEETING OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE ALP DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1982
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, why did he ask for it, we cannot dream it, we are talking about it here.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, Comrade Enver, I have the floor here, why should we now turn to the relations we had at that time with the Soviets? Soviet advisers told us, give us these things. Then, having the counselors inside, they could even take them from us secretly, if they were formally asking us and us: order, we told them and we gave them to them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Why was a Soviet adviser hanged here?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not remember Comrade Enver that he was not with us; he was a specialist in textiles.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Why did you hang up? – I’m asking you. Then you, since there were such good relations, as you insist, since you are so insistent and generous, as you give all these documents, why did not you ask the Soviets for clarification, why did this man depend on us? No, we have to be consistent. Friends, we were, some of them we had counselors, but one of them hung us here. You asked, why did he hang himself? I know Moscow, they could answer. Unless he tells me, I will not give him what he wants.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: But when the Soviet advisor in Textiles, Comrade Enver, was hanged, these jobs were closed.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, it is not the issue when the councilor was hanged, but I have the principle, according to which, you say that we were on good terms with the Soviets. In the context of these relations, it seems like an incident, which might not have mattered to them, but why did you not hold the Soviet adviser accountable, to ask him why the Soviet specialist in Textiles was killed, when you were so generous as to give to the Soviets secret documents for Liri Gega, for Dhora Lekë, and for many others? We do not know what we have given others, of what we have said we know for the time being.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, no, it’s not yet known what else.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, there is no possibility, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: It is not known what others have been given by you.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: There is a possibility, Comrade Enver, but these were given on the basis of what I said, on the relations we had built. To be sure that this advisor may have gone to the File, that he was a specialist but the File. So he could come there and get his own list of collaborators. We have had advisors for every branch of Intelligence abroad; all day long they were dealing with this work.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, well comrade Kadri, let’s leave what has been done until the time we had relations with the Soviets, but I do not understand your position, after 1960, when we started a fierce war against the Soviets, that they too fought against us to destroy us, day and night. You as a State Security body, I ask about this because you were the Minister of Internal Affairs at that time, what did you do to oppose this fierce war that these enemies were waging against us, seeing and reflecting as we are doing today for Mehmet Shehun.
He has fought us, so now we say: Without going out to look at what this enemy has done to us! Did you do this job? – The thing, more, what did we do with the Soviets until 1960? We gave them all these lists and then we had these issues even fresher than now in our memory, so it would be easier to find what we had given them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One minute more Comrade Ramiz.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Not for a minute, I have the matter with you a little bit, Kadri, here is not only the word that these illegal actions were done, but we also want to know how you see it now, these are done, or have been done wrong! If you think that mistakes have been made, you should explain to us why you made a mistake, especially since these did not become a problem for you, after 1960, the Central Committee of the Party.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, after 1960, for example, we may not have made documents, but we audited the entire agency we had abroad, that the Russians knew us. For those who knew, we took measures, some of which are written and some unwritten, on this occasion we changed the currency of our bonds to our agents, we changed the nicknames to save those we had abroad, whom the Russians also knew.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And all these people still remained in the country.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: To Comrade Enver, I was talking to, not what Comrade Ramiz says, what we did after 1960. Our collaborators, based on the relations we had, gave these materials to the Russians, we put them on the list for them.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: No, Comrade Kadri, why do not you answer us what you did after 1960? Why did you not inform the Central Committee, saying: dear comrades, during this period, we have given these, these and these materials to the Soviets, but you did not do this either in 1975 or until now?
You know very well that all these cadres have been moved, many of whom have been held accountable, and you know this, that they are Army cadres. Then, why did not you come to say in the Central Committee, that we gave these materials to the Soviets, that the Party leadership knew how to build the work, to take measures to rectify as soon as possible the difficult situation created there by you?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One minute now, I was talking about what we did, and then I will answer.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Yes, I agree, this is our request.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: For what we had with the Russians, I know that we have obtained the evidence of who our collaborators were and brought it here, although I do not know exactly when we did this in 1975, or before, but I think it’s ahead of that year.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Mehmet Shehu has put these people in the places he wanted. What you did, what you told Hysni, Mehmet Shehu took here and took there and in the end he gave the conclusion that “they may not be agents of the Soviets”, these people, how he softened this issue for you and these elements has been appointed by the Chief of Staff, school principals, etc. And what happened in the meantime? Nothing happened.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Nothing happened, yes, as far as I remember, we have presented this issue, that this is the situation, these were our collaborators, of whom the Russians were aware.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, this does not exist, except in 1975.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, let me answer, Comrade Enver, I am convinced that there are friends in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and they can be asked about this issue. We have made verifications several times, calling one by one and one by one, to extract evidence, who exactly were these elements that were put by us to cooperate with the Soviets and we have identified who they are, without how it came about. Information of 1975, I am unable to speak.
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Also the study of 1975 was done by Mehmet Kondoja.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, that was the case as far as I can remember.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Also, in 1975 the material was made by Mehmet Kondoja, Mehmet Çaka and a certain Koli Shuke.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, in 1975, here I have this material, which was prepared by Koli Shukja and Mehmet Kondoja.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, well, we asked them to do this material. I remember that we gathered all these friends in the Ministry and asked them to remember what they remember and write them all down. We tried so to make the list. Before this time, Comrade Ramiz, some actions have been taken to reach the conclusions that were made in 1975; it is not that we only remembered that year on this issue, as far as I know.
This is how we have judged this. But today, to tell you the truth, if you told me that the Central Committee was interested in this, I would say that we have opened the books to the Soviets. The law was like that with them until 1959. For this let any responsibility fall on me, but we did not keep anything secret from the Russians, as long as they were here, except in 1959, why at this time we started to adhere to.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: However, even that time they were given again.
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: On December 24, 1959.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, that’s right; these were given to them until December 24, 1959.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: If this weighs on my back, Comrade Enver, well, I do not know that, but until then we have given you everything we had and here falls my responsibility.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I do not believe it, until you say that we gave it to you, because that is how we found it, that is how it was, that is how we should give you everything, it means that it was done with your consent.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It is possible that this was done, Comrade Enver, I am not able to speak about this exactly, but I know that they were given materials for school. They asked us for generalizations, they asked for both issues, to teach our staff that we sent to teach in their schools and, based on this research, we gave it to them and the State Security Platform, they had in hand for days, we probably gave it to them and officially, that’s how we thought about it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, they may have photographed it themselves, but we accuse you of giving it to them officially?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Agree, agree, that is how we judged it, as material we gave to the school.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, there was no reason why they needed documents for the school.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This is how we judged, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, they may have photographed a lot of materials.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What they wanted, they did to us.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: They have also entered the archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, they have also entered the archive.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Even in the file.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Even in the archives and in the file, they knew everything. Even for the agency we had against Yugoslavia, they knew that the Counter-espionage had three advisers.
COMRADE ADRIL ÇARÇANI: Well, ore, but why should we give them these things officially? What did the Soviet Security School need from our investigative processes?
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: And not to our school, but to their school there in the Soviet Union.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Please, at that time our trainees were continuing in that school.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: There were five of them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, there were not five of them, they were a whole department.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: As many as there were, here is a whole department, 10-15 people in total.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, they wanted us to teach them the changes we made here, how this procedure is, how it is, how we did it, etc.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Axhem Abazi had gone to study with Halim Zanon and some others at that time there.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What can I say, my responsibility in this matter.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Now, as a conclusion, what do you say?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, the responsibility falls on me for this issue, as you said. As for self-criticism, I asked for your permission to do it in front of the Politburo, and you told me that I did not need to do it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, I told you, there is no need to be self-critical.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I also gave my thoughts in a concentrated way, how I feel the responsibility for all this hostile work that has taken place, not only as a member of the party and the Plenum of the Central Committee. This is a conclusion I have drawn and I can say all that I have written that I have saved the notes. But that does not matter.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Have that self-criticism that, of course, we will submit your case to the Politburo, but I can tell you that it was worth nothing, it was very general.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I agree, I wanted to say this, Comrade Enver, that I did not want to leave it to you, I just told you how I judged this issue.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: If self-criticism was given, it would be left to the Central Committee, because it is put in the archives, if I told you not to leave it, if you go deeper into these issues, that they are very big, very delicate, therefore it should reflect deeper.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: From what side should I deepen it, Comrade Enver?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The issue is that serious mistakes have been made in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The main one who led there was Mehmet Shehu in the beginning, but after him comes you. Now you have allowed enemies to act in this Ministry and even in large groups and in the joints of this body. However, for all the time you have worked there, you have not smelled anything, you have not been vigilant in their actions, in their contacts, you have not been strict in demanding accountability for crucial issues, and for the main issues I have word.
For the major mistakes that have been proven there, such as sending residents to the Soviet Union, giving the residency and our collaborators into the hands of the KGB (despite the fact that these were sent to the school in form, they went to the KGB, they are taken from it and you are absolutely sure that the Soviets used them for their own purposes and not to teach our boys, that what was said by the advisers was talk), for this you have to be aware, that you are very guilty, despite the fact that you did not do it conscientiously.
We, as in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, have had advisers in other ministries. We had friendships with the Soviets and the truth is that we were honest with them. We were really friends with the Soviets, but to some extent we had to talk to them, that we could not find any documents in the Central Committee, and we can see that, that we had instructed you to give all the Soviet advisers the documents you had there./Memorie.al
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