The third part
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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COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This is what he told me, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Good. It could be as you say.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: But when he said that to you, why did you not ask for clarification?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What clarifications should I ask for, you think, he told me?
SHUKO ADIL ÇARÇANI: You should have discussed this issue with each other.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why did Mihallaq Ziçishti work well?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: In my opinion, he has worked well in the ministry.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then you should have easily told Hysni that he should continue working in the ministry, that he was leading a sector of great importance.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now, Comrade Enver, I said these things to him. Well, he told me, let him go, but in this case, who else can we put in his place? Agree let him go, I told him too. When he asked me who we could put next, I remember that I also gave him the candidacy.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Which candidacy did you give him?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Xhep Kollin.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But who replaced Mihallaq?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Xhep Kolli replaced him.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Pocket and Feçori.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Feçori has come back. He came to the ministry as director at first. This is how it works, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, Kadri. Now we know what Mihallaq Ziçishti is and what he did. We also know what Zoi Themeli was and what he did, we know what Feçor Shehu was and what he did, Mehmet Shehu is known to be known. Now all these works have come out….!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: There are also directors in the Ministry of Internal Affairs who have been imprisoned.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: As it is, the director of the Directorate of Investigation, etc., especially those with more responsibilities like Mihallaqi, Feçori, etc., are the main ones, who we are seeing have done a very hostile conspiratorial work against the Party, which they intended to destroy our entire socialist system, to wipe out Albania in a word.
Now, seeing that they have acted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, that is, around you, how do you judge your responsibility? Where do you see this responsibility? Where do you see the weaknesses of your work in this whole matter, that you were the leader there?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: O Kadri, Comrade Enver thus posed the question and it is clear to all of us that this issue cannot be closed with what you said that, since these were senior staff there, there were in these issues familiarity, all sorts of concessions have been made.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I think there was familiarity. Here we are dealing with a faith as if blind on my part, not deepened. I admit that there is familiarity in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but such familiarity that I have endangered or sacrificed the interests of the Party, I have not gone this far.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, here is what you are saying now, what does it mean?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This shows my incompetence.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: This is not explained by incompetence, Kadri.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: But how can we admit that you were incompetent until you headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs for a long time?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: For the residence, Comrade Enver, we had an agreement with them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: With whom?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: With the Russians…
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: When Mehmeti was in the Ministry, in 1950 or in 1951, this agreement must have been made. There should be documents on this, I think. The Russians have raised the issue that for the students we sent there, for the sake of their protection, we should also send a man to the embassy; to know the agency we had in the ranks of our students and through him, to coordinate matters with the Russians.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why should we coordinate our affairs with the Russians?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: If they told us that they should be protected, that we had admitted our students to their schools and told each other that they could not set up an agency among themselves, so they wanted to have a representative of our Security. This is what they asked of us.
And so we did, we sent one or two, I do not remember who exactly they were, and they went on one after another. One of them was Ismail Qineti, the other can be found who he was. There are some comrades who kept our agency in touch and coordinated actions with the Soviets, telling them about the various issues that arose and I do not know!
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: And the Soviets set up their agency in the ranks of our people, out of our control?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, come on; let’s talk about what is in the agreement.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How was this agreement made? Writing?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It was done in writing, or it was not written, I do not know anything about that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What about you, when you took over this job, did you find it right?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This is what we are discussing now.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I found this practice and so I continued, I considered it fair to cooperate with the Soviet Security organs.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Good with the Soviets, after all, as you say, what about the others, the Czechs, the Poles?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know how it was with the Czechs and others, I do not remember. It should be verified in case we had our Security representatives in these countries or not.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: There have been many of them, starting with Skënder Konica.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, we had, the same thing was applied with the agency we had in the ranks of our students that we had in these places.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Did we give them the agency?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, we kept it. Hold on as long as you want, just like we did. Slowly once again, explain how the matter was.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Explain, explain, and explain!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This was so, we kept the agency, and then, when the Russian advisers came, the practice changed.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: When did these people come?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not remember. In 1956, or ’57, they must have come. At that time, the problem was that they could be held directly by our collaborators, who had recruited us.
These too we have given them. For other recruitments, to have done them on their own, we did not know anything, but if I had a collaborator, for example, here we agreed with them, that this would be kept by their liaison officer, i Security of the Academy, or school, where our students were.
For these are the evidences here and it can be found who these were our collaborators who had the Russians, who were given to them in connection. I do not remember the Czechs, but they could have been given to them, our collaborators.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Did you give them the platform then?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: That is, your collaborators, the residents, how many were here, did you put them in connection with the Soviet agency, to supervise our students in the military line, or in the civil line?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, yes. Even on the military front, they may be connected.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Right? We had 1800 – 2000 military cadres and students there, if I am not mistaken. Can an Ismail Qineti surround this large mass of people?! Could even two people do the job, even three? No, that’s impossible.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Of course he could not do it.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: I talked to Ismail Qineti, Comrade Enver. He tells us that he could not go from Moscow to Leningrad to meet with our people, and then the Soviets had some military sectors, where our students were in places that did not reach us at all. A Soviet officer was in charge of this job, taking all of them into custody.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Excuse me, let me finish my thought. That is, you have not only linked the residents with the KGB, with the Russians, which is a very tragic mistake, but we have left the Russians free to take over your collaborators as well.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then, as Security employees, do you understand such a danger, despite the fact that at that time we were friends with the Russians? Who gave the order for these to be handed over?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now, as I say, Comrade Enver, I am convinced that this work has not been done with my head.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, with whose head was it done?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How can I say, Comrade Enver…
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Who was the Minister of Internal Affairs in 1954-1955?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I was.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then you should have asked, either Hysni or Mehmet.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How can I say who I asked, I do not remember, I am convinced that in my head I did not do these actions. I have made the matter present above and I have been told that; the Soviets could be given to our collaborators.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Who told you?
COMRADE ADRIL ÇARÇANI: Can you explain that?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What can I say, Comrade Adil. I had connections with these two.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Once, Kadri, do you understand how dangerous this issue is?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I understand this, after the betrayal of the Soviets. Before this betrayal, I did not understand.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Beautiful. Yes I have a question about this. You understood these after the betrayal of the Russians, then why did not you inform the Central Committee of the Party about this issue, since we broke off relations with the Russians?
COMRADE ADRIL ÇARÇANI: To say here that; look, comrades, this has happened to the Soviets, this is the situation with them, and so urgent action must be taken.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: In 1960, we cut the bridges with the Soviets, then, why did not you come to inform about this practice in the Central Committee?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Come on, let me explain. It’s not that I did not say this issue.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, we do not have such a thing.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: In case it does not work, it is another matter. I do not know if I told him, or did not tell Comrade Enver, but Comrade Hysni knew that we had given the Soviets the list of collaborators.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: When did you give it?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: After the betrayal of the Soviets.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: We have it with a document, when you gave it to the Central Committee. Memorie.al
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