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 continued 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 t 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 started accusing Kadri Hazbiu, luring him as a“ loyalist of the Party ”, (in order for him to“ open his heart to 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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ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY
CENTRAL SECRETARY COMMITTEE
PROCESS – VERBAL
OF THE MEETING OF THE POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE CENTRAL AFFAIRS OF THE ALP DATES
17 E 18 DECEMBER 1981
Agenda: Analysis of the serious mistake made by the member of the Politburo, Mehmet Shehu, regarding the engagement of a boy with a girl with a very bad political composition.
This meeting is attended by all members of the Politburo, with the exception of Comrade Hekuran Isai, who did not come because his mother died last night.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It was done by the Ministry of Defense.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: It was done by the Ministry of Defense. What if you allowed it?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I started from what is not a matter of state secret.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How is it possible for this to happen to you? We keep the secret even for a simple circular, which we do for discipline in the Army, we call this a secret and everything in the Army is a secret.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Why did you not inform him, to tell Comrade Enver, that you would handle this issue?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Listen, comrade Mehmet, I must speak more openly here, in the Politburo. This is a big mistake. To wear a lecture at the Party School without my permission, on Folk Martial Arts, which is secret, is punishable, to print and spread this lecture on Folk Martial Arts and to take it openly even the agency, which itself buys it in shopping, this is another mistake…!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: This brochure is not for sale in the market.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You know all this very well. To be like you, I would say this: I wanted to tell the students of the Party School, and everyone else that this Folk Martial Art, signed by Enver Hoxha, is not his but it is mine. This has pushed you, another thing you do not say. I explode in front of the Politburo, any hostile intent on your part, I think there is no hostile work from you here, but in these conditions, you wanted to do such an act. This alone explains this, namely: to tell those who will hear me that I am the author of the Folk Martial Arts, despite the fact that it was signed by Enver Hoxha, as Commander-in-Chief.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have never affirmed that I am the one who made this Art.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, I’m saying that. I told him that you did the main job, and you did a good job, but you wanted to do it publicly?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The Ministry of Defense published this material for internal use.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: This booklet above has your name: ‘Mehmet Shehu’.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What internal use, Comrade Mehmet?! You know very well that Folk Martial Art is not like my Diaries, which I have published for internal use. It is a secret military document, that with it, we will go to war. This Art contains our tactics and strategy, is one of our weapons, with which we will oppose the enemy, and you give it to the enemy. Why? For a personal selfishness, why, as I said, I explode another intent, hostile work. You have to understand that this is a serious mistake.
COMRADE PHOTO ÇAMI: This is your goal, comrade Mehmet, therefore it should be deepened, because this is where, it seems to me, it is the source of many evils.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And how does it seem that this lecture takes place in the Party School, talking to Fiqret beforehand, and it does not occur to you once that this is a secret document, so I should ask Comrade Enver first, Our Commander-in-Chief of the Army, for that? Look where familiarity and unhealthy views lead! The ego does this.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: I was once a delegate to the Corps Committee in Burrel. There I heard a paper where, without exaggeration, it was said ten times: Comrade Mehmet said so, Comrade Mehmet said so.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Why, for military matters?
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Yes to the military issue. I say to those friends there, not openly, let us understand, with some caution: More, you are coming here, as Comrade Enver said!
Another time in Stalin City, Comrade Enver, in a Free Military School, I saw quotes from Mehmet Shehu. More, I told them, again carefully a little like…! To stand out, Comrade Enver, dualistic views on this issue. And from this point of view…!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I am listening to these now.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have not seen this; I have not seen quotes from mine there.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: No, you must have seen them, Comrade Mehmet, because you spent 4-5 years in the Army. How do you allow quotes from you? Why are there no quotes from Comrade Hysni there, or from Comrade Ramiz?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No there are no quotes there!
COMRADE PALI MISKA: There are no quotes there, we also have quotes from Comrade Enver. So here are the signs of duality.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have not seen what you say.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: It is impossible not to have noticed you, because you have been a minister for so long.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: They have been sent down to the wards from my discussions.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Listen, comrade Mehmet, let us speak as it is. You are welcome to look at your quotes, you are glad to hear it said: Comrade Mehmet said this; he did this, so I think it should be reflected on this issue, that there are some facts that in this action speak of defects serious in your character.
Let’s take an example ni forgive me Comrade Enver, forgive me Comrade Foto, for I will not speak long. Comrade Enver called me, and then told Comrade Mehmet himself to look at the negative aspects of the fortification system, both from a psychological point of view, and from the point of view of building the Art of Martial, etc. As soon as I could learn from Comrade Enver, I immediately went and gathered my comrades at the Ministry of Defense and told them what we were going to do.
We started there from work. As much as the friends could, they broke the order. After a while, comrade Mehmet also deconstructed this orientation. But it is a lack of modesty and it must be said in front of the cadres that this work was being done according to the orders of Comrade Enver. Why did not you say that, Comrade Mehmet? In the ward conference of the Party it was said: According to the decomposition of comrade Mehmet Shehu. I have been forced to correct this, by telling my friends for accuracy, for accuracy, that it is not the thoughts of comrade Mehmet Shehu that are said here, but of comrade Enver.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I did not say that. When he came to your meeting on this issue, I said according to the orders of Comrade Enver.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: If it had been written that way, it would not have been written that way. In addition to the quotes… one minute comrade Paul, the question should be seen this way; do you like it or not, do you iso? Yes these are facts. I have been telling you about quotes at the Military Hospital since you were a minister. Even today they are there.
I have said that it is difficult for me to remove them, but it is good for you, Comrade Mehmet, to order them to be removed yourself. We are communists here and I do not want to excuse myself, but I told you this and I have a clear conscience. Even now your quotes about hygiene, health, each other, let me know what they are there. The party will certainly take steps to put these things in place, but why not?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: When I told you, Comrade Mehmet, to review the analysis of that great mistake of the Tirana Group, which you had not seen well, therefore I returned it; I made it clear that these results and conclusions you had drawn were wrong. There I told you, that it became “la deronte” and this ‘derute’ of the First Brigade, you had emphasized, I said that you went there, and among other things, it was said: “you embarrassed me”, because I was the commander of the Brigade First, you also pointed out that in Spain, such a thing could not happen, etc. By this I mean that the First Brigade is not your Brigade, but the Party Brigade and the Spanish war is not characterized by the combat qualities of our Brigades.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Of course it is the Party Brigade and the Spanish War; I did not even mention it at all.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, well, I was told that, but our Brigades cannot be characterized by those of Spain, ours stand above, and are more disciplined by the Spanish Brigades.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: As far as I remember, Comrade Enver, you criticized Comrade Mehmet, pointing out that he had made a mistake in speaking as a former commander of the First Brigade.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: She is right; I spoke as commander of the First Brigade, but not about Spain.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I said, how I could not tell him. You told them.
COMRADE PHOTO ÇAMI: When it comes to the action of the First Brigade, for the crack of the siege, the differentiation has been done like never before, that it is not compared to any other, but…!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: It covers the whole war…!
COMRADE PHOTO ÇAMI: There is no talk at all from Comrade Mehmet, about the war of the General Staff, which came out of the siege itself.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Why did not you, Comrade Mehmet, correct all this treatment of the First Brigade, but you also put us in difficult positions?! I called Ndreçi Plasar and pointed out that he was not right. Why didn’t you do it yourself? Why do not you correct the historical treatment you gave to the liberation of Tirana? Look at it from this angle.
Why are we asking you these questions? We want to help you. No interpretations should be made here, you told me so, and I told you so, if you look at the problem at its core. “I”, I ask you for this, this “I”, cultivates this tendency that seems to you. This is where the issue comes into play.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: And you do the service for this, Comrade Mehmet. These days, reading the reports of the Congress, I was very impressed, that in the matter of intensification of Agriculture, Comrade Enver, forgive me Comrade Foto that I left in the middle, an addition has been made. Here, in the Politburo, and exactly in the hall above, in the meeting of the Plenum of the Central Committee, we decided that the intensification of agriculture, to include the rural area of six districts: Vlora, Lushnja, Fier, Durres, Tirana and Elbasan.
While in the report that was held in the Congress by comrade Mehmet, on the issue of intensification, it is spoken as comrade Enver said, but in the intensification, the Korça area is also included. Who decided this, Comrade Mehmet? I immediately took Haxhi Kroin and asked for the report of Comrade Mehmet, which was examined by the Politburo, which was taken out of the archive and I saw that it did not appear! I also asked for the report that without the Central Committee, even there, this does not appear!
By what right did you, without the decision of the Politburo, without the decision of the Central Committee of the Party, this elementary party norm, tell the Congress that the Korça area was also included in the intensification?! Even the way you said this in the report is not fair. I have the floor here, Comrade Enver forgave me, but Comrade Mehmet, when he was in Korça, said at the Party Conference that the area of this district was also intensifying. Even though you said that there, it does not mean that this was a decision.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, it is about spreading the experience of Plasa.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, no, that is how you laid it out. You should not say otherwise.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, it is written that way. I do not want to emphasize one thing; the progress of agriculture in Fushë e Korçës, I, nor you, nor Hysniu have made it. More specifically, I was in Korça before you came with the team you sent and my friends there, they put me in the current for the experience of Plasa that I knew. I asked them: Have you extended Plasa’s experience? They raised the issue of the obstacle from the highlands as a problem and especially this year they said, they damaged the hills more than the highlands.
They also raised the issue of increasing reservoir capacity. ‘We have this well,’ I told them, ‘raise the issue of the reservoir expanding. As for those two thousand hectares, look at this for their convenience, so of course, these two thousand hectares, we will not leave them without planting, but, if we have to remove something there and add it here, do it ‘. Now, why am I telling this story? I say this to point out that the comrades of the Party and the government there have worked before you and I came.
But you, as Ramizi said, seemed to you that, with your departure, the issue of Korça and its involvement in intensification ended. Korça, really gets 45 kv. Wheat per hectare, it has all the possibilities for that, but here, too, is the issue of the highlands. Therefore, this situation, neither you nor I did. In fact, Hysniu has a great merit, because he sews Plasa, while you have opposed this, you have not allowed the experience of this cooperative to be expanded and now he emerges as a fighter of Plasa.
Therefore, we do not have to brag about it, but you, until the Congress took this issue. If we say that the experience of Plasa has not spread, we should see this in the districts, such as Lushnje, etc., why in Korça, if it has not spread one hundred percent, 90% of the area of this district, has been regulated.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It is a matter of removing 1,200 ha.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, 1,200 ha. It is not the whole Korça Plain; they are a small thing, 1,200 ha. for this district.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, you prevent that too, Comrade Mehmet. After all, do you remember the plenum of the Central Committee for years? You called Enver Halili and talked to him, when they told him, why does he raise this issue? You have not studied it. The word exactly, was for 1,200 ha. This is a problem, right? We have all been there, yes it’s been a year or so…! Memorie.al
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