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 KADRI HAZBIU: I have not dealt with this issue either.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, it does not matter much, Kadri, before the others.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I have not taken for myself who introduced J. to Llambi Peçini, I do not know and I say this because I do not remember when this happened to Arif Hasko. For myself, but I found out last time when J. separated from Arifi and I said more but what is done like this?! Who did this…, who dealt with it, I do not know.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: So Llambi Peçini, how long was he with me?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: As Director of the Leadership Security Directorate, he was until 1975. Previously, he worked in the apparatus of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Until 1975, what was in the ministry?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: He was the head of the Intelligence Directorate.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: As if you had it once, very close to Llambi?!
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Yes, Llambi Peçini was the head of the Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: When after the liberation I was the head of the Security Directorate, Llambi Pecini, was my deputy. Then we sent him overseas with service.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, he was in France.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It was in Discovery, but we removed it from there.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: And you took it to the Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: That’s right, they made him head of the Secretariat of this ministry.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You should know about Mehmet Shehu’s letter once. Either way with this, he seeks to hide his legs for himself. We do not believe him to be an enemy, but he immediately responded to Comrade Hysni’s letter. Read a little of Mehmet Shehu’s letter.
COMRADE HAXHI KROI: (Reads the letter) Comrade Hysni. (1 for Kiço Jankun).
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: This has nothing to do with this.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, let him read it.
COMRADE HAXHI KROI: (Continues reading the letter) “Until the basic organization of the Party, has decided that Kiço Janko returns from member to candidate, for the faults and mistakes that are put forward, we can no longer keep him as Commander of Air Defense, opinion he does not accept it, although he is not aggravated, like Abaz Fejzoja or anyone like him, I think he can do the internship as the Commander of the Missile Group, which is also his specialty.
After completing the internship he is doing well, we can appoint him commander of the Missile Regiment or Anti-Aircraft Artillery in a corps and we should consider replacing him. As far as I know, the best candidate is that of Bejto Isufi, who specializes in Anti-Aircraft Artillery and Missiles.
But we can also find someone who graduated from high school in the Soviet Union. We were appointing Bejto Isufi there, we should also think about his replacement as a group commander. Both functions are in the corpus range. Air Defense is of great importance, as a skilled specialist must be appointed there, to have a good school, internship, and biography.
As for the list of Security collaborators, it is the first time that the Security organs tell us such a thing that, our collaborators kept in touch with the Soviets in the years 1955-1959. If we only knew, we would not allow it. In addition, Kadri and those who deal with the Army should have told us this long ago, when we broke away from the Soviets in the 1960s.
So these people were wrong. If we had known, not since 1961, but as in December 1974, we would not have appointed him to the Central Committee in the position of Director of Operations at the Ministry of Defense, or M.T., as Commander at the Military Academy. We have no guarantee now for these cadres and here Kadriu was wrong again. He should have told us this when we placed him in the Politburo. What do we do now?!
This matter must be reported to Comrade Enver, and then we must decide. I think that all these cadres should be put under strict control to finally prove their position. I think that the Central Committee, although it seems a very good man, at least after a while should leave the Ministry of Defense. He could go, for example, as the chief of staff of the Burrel Corps, the Puka Corps, or the Elbasan group.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This means that you take this man from one hand and put him in another.
COMRADE HAXHI KROI: Continues reading the letter of the traitor Mehmet Shehu. Also M.T. For M.H. it is time to demobilize him, to release him. This action of the Security bodies has put us in trouble and doubts about these cadres. They say that they have cut ties with these cadres, but Kadriu himself told me months ago that M.T. as their collaborator had alerted the Security organs on the black material of Beqir Balluku.
That means they keep in touch. Which thesis to believe?! Very badly done. Now we have to look carefully at the attitude of these cadres and be careful not to kill them spiritually because they are not to blame. Probably everyone has nothing to do with the Soviet agency, but this must be checked and proven, because in such cases the sleep of the mind causes misery. “However, this must be reported to Comrade Enver, and his opinion taken.”
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Nothing was reported to Comrade Enver, while Mehmet Shehu washes his hands and we understand the purpose of his hand washing.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, why did they not call me when I was wrong and say “here you are wrong, Comrade Kadri”.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How do we know this?! Therefore we have no way to say.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I say what I know, but you are right, that no one called me to tell me that I had done this with my head and I did not tell them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Regarding Mehmet’s letter, it is clear to us that this was the main agent and the main enemy. What he writes there has no value, except with this letter he wants to throw it to you Kadri. It’s your fault, he means with her. But for these to point out, we are not based on what he says, there but on the letter of comrade Hysni, who says that Kadriu has informed me about these things since 1975, and that there are no documents in Central Committee on this issue.
So we believe this, but we also believe you. It is clear to us, Comrade Kadri, that giving our agency to the Soviets, on the basis of the kindness and friendship we had with them, seemed very wrong to me. Our Party has never said to give them everything, and there is no data or document on this issue. The second thing I wanted to say is that our friction with the Soviet revisionists started long before 1959.
In 1957, the Moscow conference took place, and we had even been at loggerheads with them since 1956 and then in 1957, with Khrushchev, when we were in Moscow. We were slaughtered then with the Soviet leaders and when we returned, we reported here to the Central Committee, about the quarrels we had with them. All these are written in the documents of our Party. Khrushchev attacked us when he made the attempt to rehabilitate Koci Xoxen with other enemies.
That is to say, the situation with the Soviets was such that as time went on, relations with them became strained. Annoyance with the Soviet revisionists means first annoyance with those Soviets who were here, let alone with those who were in Moscow. Even when we were on good terms with the Soviets, when we had these sharp divergences, with the Soviet ambassador we talked to each other.
He would come here, to the Central Committee and we would talk about the situations that were developing, we would give him a decision that came out in public, and later we would not do that either because our relations with them were coming or going. So much so that Soviet Ambassador Ivanov stared in disbelief at the stove I had in a corner of the office, remembering that it was not a recorder. What do you have there?! – He told me one day when he saw it. It’s the stove that lights up when it’s cold – I replied.
“Good good,” he said then and calmed down. First of all, there are no documents in the Party on the basis of which you were obliged to give everything to the Soviets. Consult Soviet advisers yes, and anything trivial could be given to them, but not the agency. You, you have given many other dangerous things to the Soviets, it seems to me. Let’s take a break now that we’re tired, to resume then that we have another problem to see. There may be many other problems here, but these we have encountered now.
For the first point, the explanations and definitions by Kadriu were not complete. I think that if there is anything that the comrades have to add, they should raise it during this session, but I advise comrade Kadri to deepen his responsibilities for these issues. It is known that we have had and still have a platform of State Security bodies. This is a very secret document, and for it there are detailed instructions on who can get it and who can use it. Let’s find out if this very secret document has come out or not, comrade Kadri?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Where outside?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Outside Albania.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I do not know anything.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You do not know anything?! Yes, we have a document here that proves that it was given to the Soviets, not only the State Security platform, but they were also given a series of other secret documents by Llambi Peçini on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Major General Kadri Hazbiu. Take Comrade Kadri and sing these and these to us, so that we have everything clear. These are what these documents contain. For this purpose, I asked you when Llambi Peçini was with me and when he left.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Not to you, Comrade Enver, but to the 2nd Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which deals with the Security of Leadership.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I want to say the same thing, in the Directorate of Leadership Security.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know the exact time; we have to find them in the relevant documents, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Was it in 1959?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Where in the II Directorate?! Not in 1959, Llambi Peçini was in the ministry.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What was there?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: At that time he was in the Discovery, but nevertheless these are found in the documents.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: He was in the Secretariat of the Ministry of Interior at that time.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It could have been in the secretariat.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: This is a document, for what it contains is another document, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Come here and tell me this.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Behold, this shows what this constitutes Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But we also need the document and not only the content, because the document made by Llambi Peçini was sent to Moscow together with the documents. Memorie.al
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