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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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: Yes, go on.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The next question. Did you realize that this mistake has hurt and hurts the Party and would hurt it more, if it continued? Of course I understood it and I understood it deeply even. This will not happen again.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, the consequence of this meaning is the attitude you hold here, Comrade Mehmet. We have with you a whole hour with three questions. If you have understood, as you say, and it is right to understand that the Party has been harmed by this attitude, then is the attitude you are holding here appropriate? Here we are in the Bureau and we must speak openly, statements are not enough, here we must speak from partisan positions. If we take the issue from the angle that I have harmed the Party, then you need to go even deeper into the analysis of the facts.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: With that mistake that was certainly made, the Party has been damaged.
COMRADE PHOTO ÇAMI: Where does he stand, comrade Mehmet, the evil of this mistake that you do not even say in self-criticism. What consequences would this have for the Party?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The evil of this mistake, if it was allowed, but I am convinced that the Party would not allow it, I am a person and as such like anyone else I can make a mistake, then the principle of class warfare, the Party line on this issue.
COMRADE HAJREDIN ÇELIKU: But why so much has not happened and the Party line has not been damaged?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It has been damaged.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Touching is still something general. What would happen, without a little imagination, Comrade Mehmet?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It has been damaged, but it has not been damaged to the extent that it would have been damaged if it had continued. Continuing would be a serious mistake and then we would have…
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We want to know that, what we would have.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What would we have then?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: We would have two lines in the class struggle.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What do you find, are you convinced that it is very important?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, yes, I am convinced of that, if it would result…
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Anything for the Party? Cracks?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, a split in the Party
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: So where does sentimentality come in? Note this in balance, that this does not fit here, comrade Mehmet, sentimentality cannot explain this.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I’m talking about the mistake I made. I explain the reasoning of that time that led me to this grave error, that I understand that the error is grave.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: If today you understand that what you did would break the Party, it means that this would create a war in the Party, it would draw two lines, so there would be a complete rift the party, from the bottom up, to us.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: This would be the case if it continued.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Then, if that is the case, you should look at this with the utmost seriousness, because this is capital for the Party, Comrade Mehmet, for our whole life, for the whole life of our country. Without taking a retrospective and go back a bit and see: something so capital, so great for the life of the Party and the country, can be explained by sentimentality. This does not help you, Comrade Mehmet, if you insist.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, it is not only sentimentality, comrade Ramiz; it is all the others I said.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: In a place of self-criticism, you say: “Before I made this engagement, I was shocked”. Why were you stunned? For what reason?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It was from this issue that I was shocked, because I was dealing with a family that has people who have fled abroad.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What does this mean politically? What does this mean more politically?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It means that he does not agree with the Party line.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You were shocked that you thought that the act you were doing was to the detriment of the Party, so you were shocked why you were doing so.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: At first I was shocked, and then I withdrew from this shock.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: So you were joining the enemy of the class.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I was shocked and then I withdrew from the shock, I fell into opportunism.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: All the questions come then in turn: But why were you stunned? Yes arrogance etc. But you were shocked because you were convinced that this marriage was wrong and you are not a man everywhere. Politically you understood the guilt, so you were shocked, that is, you realized that what you were doing was a dangerous political mistake. You have to say that. You say this in self-criticism, but you do not state it openly. Here, the avoidance is the issue that it shows that you were convinced that what you were doing was wrong action.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I thought it might be wrong.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Comrade Mehmet, you are expressly saying that you would not allow this to any of the boys, nor would you advise a friend, that is, you were convinced that politically the action you did was wrong, ideologically crooked, but, for yourself, you violate this!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: To continue with this logic, even though it was politically wrong, you violate it. When you realized you were wrong, that you were breaking the line, you had to find a way to fix what you did, not break it. If you do not know how to fix it, then you should come and ask your friends.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: At least I should have asked my friends that are right.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then comes the question: why not asks at least one friend? The issue that you did not want to bother Enver is not eaten, why did you ask a friend and this was Feçor Shehu.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It seemed to me that such a thing was right, but also arrogance, immunity, are all these negative elements that affected me, so I say them too.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Not only to say them, but also to understand them deeply and to develop they further.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Your stubbornness means that in that matter you saw two paths and effectively it is so, politically you saw two paths and you were stunned, because you had to decide who you would choose, where to go, in the path set by the Party, or in the way that was contrary to the norms and line of the Party? You here, as Comrade Enver says, did not choose the path of the Party. One this. Secondly, you took the wrong path, but you should have judged a little later and said: “More, where am I like that? Where is the mule taking me? ” You did not do this either and this means that you were convinced of the path you took, because, as we said before, you started from the thought: “I was right and I was deciding, no one discusses my opinion”.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I thought I was right, but not that I decided and this was a final decision.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, it happened, Comrade Mehmet, and its political effect was felt all over Tirana, and certainly in all of Albania. The act was done, it ran away. The job was to ask before doing the act, Comrade Mehmet.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: It was done, but as soon as Comrade Enver spoke to me, I immediately acted.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Comrade Mehmet, we should not be able to think about political issues and not act anymore and wait for Comrade Enver to draw our attention, because we are not okay. The person at work can make a mistake and for this the Party criticizes us, but what you did is a political mistake, you say it yourself.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: Comrade Mehmet, as if it were another friend who made this mistake that you made, I am one hundred percent convinced that you would judge differently. You, despite being very old as a communist, do not let your sick sensibility judge you right as a communist. It is not right to hold this position in the Politburo. You are not one of those who are not intellectually able to judge these actions. You may not say it all, but you should say the main things here. It seems to me that sensibility still bothers you a lot.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: About the sentimentality towards the boy I say a real thing, as I felt then, at that time.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Excuse me, Comrade Enver. Comrade Kadri, one minute. Your attitude, comrade Mehmet, is the same as Fiqret’s attitude. I was at the meeting of the basic organization of the Party where she belonged, both in the first, when she did the self-criticism, and in the second. The attitude is exactly the same, i.e. you are one. You do not want to root out this grave ideological error; you are trying to overcome it with general, lateral, non-essential words. Being aware of the attitude of both of you, that you stand in a line: “sentimentality, close family, we hurried, etc.” But you do not want to be frustrated if you cannot get the right pitch so invest in a good capo. You also do not want to say what you made these mistakes knowingly, conscientiously, but put them around. Even your friend, you, comrade Mehmet, do not do this job right. I agree with what Comrade Manush said that you do not leave sensibility.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Comrade Simon, I do not lie to the Party, but at that time I thought so, so I say it honestly as I thought it. Now I realize that is a grave mistake. I say it is a grave mistake and should not be repeated.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: After criticizing you, Comrade Enver, you corrected the mistake. I ask now: Were you convinced of the correction you made, that I think you were not convinced.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Which criticism?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: What was done to you and that you corrected the engagement and the separation of the boy with that girl took place.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I was convinced of that.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Analyze this well, because my opinion is that you were not convinced, you agreed to make this separation from the authority of the Party leadership, but in it you were not very convinced. If you were, you would analyze it better; you would find forces that would drown even the sensibility you have and everything else.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I do not agree with what you say. I was convinced it was wrong and acted immediately. Memorie.al
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