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.
Another question I am asked: Why do you exclude the responsibility of Fiqret and his son?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I do not exclude the responsibility of Fiqret and his son; I am saying that I am the main culprit. The boy is to blame for not going to pick a girl, as we had recommended. Both Fiqret and I had recommended him to make appropriate choices, and he kept an eye on this girl. Fiqreti has her responsibility that she should have insisted on me, she was shaking and finally fell into the positions I told her. Therefore, in my self-criticism I say that the responsibility, first of all, is mine, and then of Fiqret, of course it also belongs to the boy, because he is also to blame. I think so, this could be wrong.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: I, Comrade Mehmet, asked this question, but I am not convinced that it is as you said. On the contrary. But why do you do that? I mean, why defend Fiqret? You in self-criticism say for yourself that Fiqret and his son are not to blame.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I do not defend Fiqret, but in self-criticism I say that Fiqret shakes.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: You did not waver, but she is a motivator in this matter.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, Fiqreti is not a motivator.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Well, you have your opinion and hold on, but I say that in this case and in other cases, it has been provocative. Judge, comrade Mehmet, this, take these matters for granted, that as you are acting, you are not helping the Party by defending a communist and a member of the Central Committee who is wrong. In self-criticism, you have to stick to it.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I do not defend him, but I take my responsibility, which is the main thing. I am not saying that Fiqret or the boy has no responsibility, but the main responsibility is mine.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Your responsibility alone was not enough. Here, in this case, she is a member of the Central Committee, so she had to say a word about it, to say what Fiqret’s fault.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: An issue that goes beyond the bounds of the family, you, like you and Fiqret, should have brought to the Party. She has given many lectures and lectures on the class struggle and against revisionism, she has even published them without permission, without which even the lectures of her friends are not published, and in this matter, for herself, she wavered. Fiqret, if he was a staunch communist, had to pass and would necessarily pass over your head, go to the Party and says that: Comrade Mehmet is put in a position that will make a grave mistake. I say this because, why should it be taken into account that she is in charge of teaching the cadres for the class struggle, therefore she should have told you that: I do not agree with what she is doing and I will be in the Party and speak against you, to save the Party in the first place, so that this engagement does not take place, but I will save you too. This attitude would be a deterrent for you, so she too has a big fault.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: That is how he should have acted.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And the issue also lies in the fact that your arrogance, the overestimation of your thoughts passes not only over all friends, which is much more serious, but also passes into the family plan between two members of the Central Committee. I mean, despite the fact that none of us said that, of course he did not know, but inside the family a member of the Central Committee who was shaking said it. She told you, come out Mehmet, what are we doing like this?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It is the same and then he joined my opinion.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This attitude still did not shake you. If it had been shaken, it would mean we should not do this. So you imposed it on her. She made the mistake and told him she did not act properly. The imposition I said stems from your mentality and your philosophical concepts, because you have put this into practice in many cases, even in the daily state affairs. Therefore, when you analyze such a situation, you cannot analyze it offline. These things do not come by chance. Of course there are those who come by chance, but this thing in this situation did not come by chance.
That is why Fiqret is also to blame. It is not formal this guilt that she wavered, but just as you made a mistake in the line, she made a mistake too. Fiqret should not have listened to you, but, as I said, he should have gone to the Party at once and saved you too. So she made a serious mistake and, if you reflect on it, you should have put this in self-criticism and write there that Fiqreti made a serious mistake that he did not come to the Party, where he would declare that Mehmeti is on the wrong path.
This is not about a simple engagement with honest people, because Fiqreti knows all this, so she made the same mistake as you did, that she became part of the guilt. She has guilt, the one she did not react to put in the Party. So you did not react to come to the Party, she did not come to the Party either. The mistakes here are the same; you say she was stunned, she admits she shook. You know this in your midst and we trust you for it, but we judge that this is how it should have been done. Until this is done, you may have agreed and we may be allowed to think so.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, you can be allowed, but I say how it was, how the situation went, that it fluctuated, then later she also agreed with me.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But you should not agree with you. Then what should she do, what we say about you today. Whatever you do, we will tell Fiqret the same as we will tell him what he should do with you. Despite being a man and a woman, you are first a member of the party, then also a member of the leadership.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: One of the friends asked the question: Are you convinced that this mistake is accidental, the result of other mistakes made in your life? This mistake is the result of all the negative elements in my character even happened. I think so.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Even in self-criticism you say that your right foot slipped. This has to do with the question I asked. When you say “my right foot slipped”, it is an accidental case, my foot slipped, but here we are not dealing with “slipping foot”.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I fell into opportunism; with that meaning I said it.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: So I asked you are you convinced that the last act is a logical consequence of all those flaws and mistakes you have had? Otherwise there was no way such a thing could happen.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I am completely convinced.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Do not underestimate your responsibility with what you say “slipped my foot”, or present this issue as a coincidence?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Not by chance, but, if I do not fight these flaws, I may fall into such mistakes again. Therefore, I promise the Politburo and the Party that, with the help of my comrades, I will fight those flaws so that I do not fall into mistakes of this nature and scale and I will not fall into such mistakes again, that man can make mistakes do, but not of this nature.
COMRADE MUHO ASLLANI: I had something about this, Comrade Mehmet. You even in self-criticism talk about your flaws and these mistakes since the war until now. Have you ever made other self-criticism in the Party about these?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: For what mistake?
COMRADE MUHO ASLLANI: For these mistakes and shortcomings that you say in your self-criticism, such as kidnapping, hot-bloodedness slips and so on, because you say that I will improve, I will improve…!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, there have been cases when I have even done self-criticism.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: The party has criticized you again for these, but why did you not take into account the criticism of the Party? Here’s what happened again.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: He criticized me, but it is not that I did not take them into account. I have fought against these, I have also had improvements, I cannot say that I have not had, but the flaws have not disappeared in me. If they had disappeared, then the situation would have been different. These flaws in my character exist.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Flaws in your character, Comrade Mehmet! Understandably, this is a long life, an old member of the leadership, even the oldest. Your friends have criticized you; your friend Enver has also criticized you, he has warned you several times not to get caught up in this or that issue. Then when will these things be fixed, when will they be put on the right path by you? That, to be understood, your kidnapping, hot-bloodedness and greed have their consequences on other friends, even down at the base, that you are one of the main friends, then when will these be corrected?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: But it seems to me that I am not as abducted as I was 10 years ago, I had some improvement in these directions, it is not that I did not move at all from my shortcomings, that, if I had not moved, the Party would not stand unresponsive, as I say in self-criticism.
Another question. Have you noticed the behaviors of the little boy and his bride?
With the little boy and his bride I had class warfare within the family, but this has not been to the proper degree. There were also friends, one of whom was Comrade Kadri, who spoke to me about them. I have criticized both of them severely and have recently noticed improvements in them. However, it is my job to discover what that is and to bring it about.
Another question is that…
COMRADE RITA MARKO: How do you claim to have made this class fight with his son and daughter-in-law when it is seen that they are not normal at all? He himself leaves from here with a whole team of escorts and goes abroad, stays dressed so that everyone is surprised, goes to the Gjirokastra Festival, there stands out and behaves so badly that others said: “more what is this Kosovar who was introduced to us here”? So people talk about why he and his wife dress differently from others. You look at them, you even create all the conditions for such a thing and now you tell us that you fought! How did you fight? How can this man are allowed to roam abroad, to fall to Europe from all sides?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Ask and talk to him, I have fought and I am fighting, but I have not reached the required level.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: How to talk to him and why should I talk to him? I do not deal with it, I am looking and saying the opinion of others, comrade Mehmet, I can also make self-criticism that I did not say this in time. But I felt it, I asked the question too. How did I lay it out? Here, what we see in others, we must look first at ourselves. You have not seen this and you have not fought, because if you had fought, the work would not have reached this far. How did you fight when you created the conditions for him to do the opposite?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have fought, but not to the right degree.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now, Comrade Mehmet, since we are here, we must say bluntly that he did not fight at all.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I cannot say that I did not fight, but I did not fight to the right degree. No, I do not accept what you say. Memorie.al
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