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, for allowing 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 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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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 ENVER HOXHA: It is written that way, so the natural question arises, why did not you tell your friends? They did not know this.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: And I just did not tell my friends. I should have gone, in the first place, to Comrade Enver, but also to the other comrades with whom I was in contact every day. This happened because, at the time, I had judged that I had decided correctly, while the decision was not right, I should have gone to Comrade Enver.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, forgive me; yes Comrade Feçor Shehu, why did you ask him what he thought?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Because I got the data from him.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Slowly, slowly, why do you take the line from him? From him do you get advice to defend the Party line? Did you discuss the issue yourself when you asked the question? Why did you do that? Who was missing here? Missing Ramiz Alia? He was in Durrës during the time you made the wedding, we met there every day. I was also the Minister of Interior, so it was probably legal to say to me: More Kadri, do you know anything about this family or not? During this time you also went to Pogradec, but why did you not say to Comrade Enver: More Comrade Enver, I am facing this dilemma. That is why we must reflect correctly, comrade Mehmet, not to pass so easily.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Comrade Kadri, I asked Comrade Feçor Shehu precisely because the boy informed me that he had two people who had fled abroad.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Not only that, but when Feçor Shehu gave you the information, you told him not to tell the man, let this work remain like this.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The girl also worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs! No, I did not tell him not to tell the man. I told him that he has two people fleeing abroad; as the boy told me, so please, give me information on this matter.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: These do not stand, Mehmet. Regarding the issue, how did no one take me for a coat, you asked Feçor Shehu, among others, the question: Would you allow this engagement in your family if it stuck to you? And he replied that he would ask the Party. Then you, why did not you come to ask the Party? And until you came to ask the Party, that is, one of the comrades of the Bureau, you are not right, you are wrong to say that, if someone had caught me from the coat, I would have changed my position, that when it was learned that you made this engagement, then at once we tore our ears…! Yes, yes, at the end of the self-criticism, you said that if someone from my coat caught me…!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Feçori told me that I would take the girl for the boy, I would ask about the family. In this sense, if friends would have had a chance to find out…! My mistake is, and I admit, that I should have gone to friends.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Again this meaning has no basis, because even if we assume the issue that one did not have the courage to come and tell you, we accept such a situation, but did you ask yourself what you want to do when Feçori told you about this that he would ask above, I would ask you? You should have said at once that I should tell my friend Enver, or my friends, about it myself.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I should have done this, but I did not do it based on the circumstances I mentioned.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: You do not know this yourself?
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: That you also say in self-criticism about your arrogance. This is exactly arrogance.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Here is the issue.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I say it myself in self-criticism.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: These answers are very normal; Mehmet, but you are not saying it correctly. Take self-criticism look, read once more. It is as our friends say, as we say, and all these questions that make you help to deeply understand the mistake, to leave the old positions forever, that when you say sentimentality, sentimentality is tenderness and in this case it is opportunism. However, opportunism has its opposite. You have to look at these things when your peers talk about your work, you have to analyze them a little bit philosophically, and you take them as random things. But let us not forget that repeated cases become lines.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: If you let them go, if you do not fight them, they become a line.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: If you let them…! Likewise is the issue that we on this occasion are helping you to understand that in you in some things cases have become the line. Only when you understand this correctly will you not repeat them again. We will tell you these things that there were friends who came to you, they informed you about other irregular attitudes of your family people and you welcomed them with defiance, with distrust, you told them “Do not overdo things.” These have been reported to me by my friends and they will tell me their thoughts. What does this indicate? This again shows opportunism towards the actions of some of your children, not all.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What does the self-confidence that I know all tell you? One thing, comrade Mehmet, you mention sentimentality, but you also think that you know them all and see how nicely you answer the questions to be asked.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I do not think I know everything, Comrade Ramiz, I am saying that there is arrogance in me.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Well, let’s just take this why did not you ask friends? This does not correspond to sentimentality.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Why did not you ask, comrade Mehmet, you asked about smaller things, even about simpler things, you consulted with your friends? But in this case why?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: This is where arrogance is, the thought that I am immune to these issues.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Do you understand then? You are immune, but not only that, but I am also the most accurate interpreter of how the class war should be waged.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I say this myself in self-criticism.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, I say what you say, I do not object. Only if we start here, I think you will understand things better, because with sentimentality they do not work.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: And it is not only sentimentalism, I also count a series of other elements.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Mehmet, forgive me for getting stuck in an issue, that of sentimentality that has put you in action. If we are to take this now, do you see that these actions are not within the norms of the Party? Let’s talk about it.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I do not understand the question.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I am saying this in your relations with the Party, as well as in your family relations, that is, was the construction of these relations done by you based on all our norms?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: In what sense are my relations with the Party? That the relations with the family I, the ones he has heard and understood…!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: You have seen these from a sentimental position, that is, you thought that instead of violating the interests of the family, it is better to violate those of the Party; I am talking about the question asked by Comrade Simon. Take a closer look at this work, not just to get stuck in the boy and this boy’s case.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: And I have fought not only against this boy in the class struggle that I have to do within the family, as much as I could, but also against the young son of his bride. So not that I did not have class warfare with them, but I did not reach the right degree for the work done to give full results.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Likewise, maybe you have explained to them how to understand the class struggle, but the issue is in their concrete position.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Now, Comrade Mehmet, regarding the question asked by Comrade Llambi, for help from comrades. The point is that you in this matter contradict yourself. You yourself did not ask for help before this engagement took place, then who would give you this help? This also has to do with the fact that you did not have the idea to make it a fact and then you thought. that there is no mother god to turn this work around?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, no, by no means.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: How is that? Why not ask for help, leave mine, you are closer to your friend Adil, with whom you connect more.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We do not take into account what they say outside, Mehmet, but also outside they say that Qazim Turdiu has fought for two whole months not to get engaged. Qazim Turdiu said to your son: “Take a son, do you know my biography?” “I am not Kalama,” he replied, “I am a man, that is, I know.” These are the words of those. In fact, according to their words, that they also speak, because they were also hit, when you called Qazim Turdi, before you knew the girl and talked to her, he also advised you and said: More Comrade Mehmet, what if this marriage is not going well!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, he did not tell me that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well you said, I say as the people say, this has come to me from the people. You have told him that when children fall in love, others do not matter.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No. I did not say that, Comrade Enver. This chat is not done.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Now these, not because he says this to the people, but the very fact that you made this marriage with these elements and did not inform anyone, at least one of the closest friends, can even be believed. You also write in your self-criticism that the boy told you that even if this engagement is not done, father, you will not ruin any work. This is where all the trauma of the boy falls. There is no trauma here.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It was my fear of trauma.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The boy here is more reasonable, because he or she or someone else must have told him that he, Qazim Turdiu and the girl’s mother, have all these things. So it’s the way to accept these thoughts, even though we do not want to accept them, we will believe you, but these things are said and explain this difficult situation.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: I will talk a little about what Comrade Ramiz said that you are trying to round things up. I recently sent you some information from a communist. In my opinion, instead of judging correctly on that information, you did not trust the communist who sent us the information, you were moving Nazar Berber. Even when they told me, you started to soften things, rounded them up and listened to the bride, according to which this is not true, it was not true, when they were as the communist who informed the Party said!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I, Comrade Simon, asked Nazar because he was mentioned in the information. /Memorie.al
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