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.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It is a fact, comrade Mehmet that is what happened. Then we turned them into civilians. There have also been other cases of this nature, which speak of an underestimation of the dangerousness of hostile activity. I, when it was the ward and I opposed these thoughts, however, several times he had repeated the view that: “What do you have, what do you want all these guards, in the prisoners, even in the escape, wherever they put them” ?!
As these cases have been proven to be detached, they probably do not matter, but now connected as a whole, they speak of what we have to do with a tendency to soften the class struggle on the part of Comrade Mehmet. And lo and behold, even now we encounter the same attitude of this character.
I also remember his instigated and extreme attitudes in the long process of class struggle. It is known that these are phenomena of complete imbalance in the fair development of the class war, for which I think that comrade Mehmet should take criticism seriously and not consider he the absolute competent man in this matter.
To be careful and deeper in every thought and action, on the other hand to be even more predisposed to learn from the very dynamics of life and from the war, the attitudes and remarks of the Party and its comrades, of whatever rank they may be. Not only because basically there are no immunized people, but also because in the practice and in the life of comrade Mehmet, there have been and are fluctuations in this matter.
I also reflected on how I defended the Party, fighting against any show that contradicts the line and its norms, both in relations with Comrade Mehmet, as well as with other comrades that the Party has chosen for us. In leadership and as I judge so far, I will tell you my thoughts. I do not feel in my conscience that since I have dictated everything wrong, I have passed it in silence, for the sake of many influences.
I have had the opportunity to say and denounce that act, but at the same time, in addition, I cannot say that I have always evaluated things correctly and it must be said that in special cases, I have been content with just pointing out the case, without delving into and linking these cases, which would have been fairer and would have given me the opportunity to strengthen my criticism and attitude towards these repetitive performances.
In my relationship with comrade Mehmet, as I judge it, I did not lack the predisposition or the courage to tell him my thoughts openly, even on issues related to his shortcomings and mistakes, or on family life. It is not worth counting the cases and examples, but what comes to me more clearly in the evidence is related on the one hand to the lack of predisposition of comrade Mehmet to take advantage of these remarks, although, immediately there is no impression that he have been valid, while on the other hand, I myself have not connected these even better, and in a partisan way to strengthen, as I said, the attitude in continuity.
With all this, I do not find completely and legitimate right, what comrade Mehmet says, that comrades could help me. The word is here for the case of the boy’s engagement, for the case of this mistake. Let us not confuse things here, I think, because about the engagement, I did not know before, than to tell me Comrade Enver, when I returned from service. This, if I am not mistaken, was a couple of days, after Comrade Enver asked me if I knew anything about this matter.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, yes, you answered that you did not know anything.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Like me and all the other comrades, without excluding comrade Enver, it is clear that they did not know and when he does not ask us, when he keeps the issue hermetically sealed, then how can you ask for help from friends ?! It is a fact that when the story was learned, this help was given to them. But your closure, Comrade Mehmet, is not easily explained.
It has led you to underestimate the normal order of our communist life, it has cut you off from society, to some extent even from people, it has put you in an aggravation of your life and security regime, it has led you to what to look at things with suspicion. For example, several times you have asked me the question: “Do not our phones be tapped”?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: He told me about the interception of our phones.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Who would eavesdrop on us?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Security.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The enemy, because my phones were constantly broken.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What enemy?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Which enemy? Are you called an enemy of the Internal Affairs bodies?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, the bodies of Internal Affairs.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But whom then?!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I asked them to check my phones, because they were constantly broken.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Those who put our phones on us, also control us. Do we have other specialists who control us?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, I did not say that in that direction, but my phones were constantly broken and I told them to come and check my phones, because they were broken.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why did yours break and not ours ?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: But even when Comrade Enver breaks down, none of us has raised the issue like Comrade Mehmet, “The phone broke, why did it break”?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, because the issue is raised, my phone broke down, please see why it breaks down, if it is said, and see if they do not eavesdrop on me?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, I told you 100 times, spoil, spoil, spoil that there is no defect.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, it is not like that Mehmet. How is it possible that we have suspicions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, or that in my house, for example, an agency has been introduced, that no one comes to me to break my phones.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, no, because the telephone lines are outside.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, the enemy has the opportunity to intervene in them, if you do not break the line here. It connects from the outside.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, comrade Mehmet, I think you should not do anything to soften things; this is not the case…!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I do not soften them; I am talking about the purpose…!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, no, well, we did, maybe for that purpose, they did not tell me, but you said look…, this would be Trotskyist, if we were eavesdropped. And, until I told you if you do not believe, order now to change people, or charge others. Yes, it was. You have continued this even later, as my friends told me, even after I left as Minister of Interior.
Yes I have the issue here; this doubt can go very far, not only to the norms we have set, but also to those in charge of their implementation.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: No, no, this goes further, not to the lieutenant of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, if we do not trust the Party and our bodies.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: To reflect a little here, Mehmet, that it is very dangerous, it is very serious that of telephones, this then, means that we do not trust the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the weapon of our Party. This department has under the influence of its control our interconnection and is concerned about this issue itself.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I say honestly here, in front of the Politburo, comrades, that even when the direct telephone with two numbers was broken, which is the main thing, none of us has raised this problem. I tell you honestly, even I, who was the Minister of Interior, and who often times functioned to look at things with my feet up, and had not thought that these defects could happen because no one was introduced to us stranger and eavesdrops on our phones.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: In our old apparatus…!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: And this is not excluded, it is a class war, but it is not said so boom, the issue is not raised that way.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You are explaining to us, Mehmet, that he puts us in doubt, that is, he creates a situation for us to doubt in our shirts, that it is so, that is, to have doubts in the cadres of the Internal organs, that yes monitor us.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have constantly told you look, look, look at the phones, that they are breaking me. Now there is a time that does not spoil. Apparently they found the defects.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Another job is when you say you look for defects and another is when you say that the enemy is eavesdropping on us. That is, as if we have enemies inside.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know whether she was liquidated or not, because they no longer deal with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Comrade Enver and comrades of the Politburo, but when the opportunity arose, I talked to Feçori about these things and more He said that we said the same thing to Comrade Mehmet, until he was forced to do so and made minutes for you, which he presented to you, assuring you that there is no danger in between.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How did he make these minutes for you?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: He made a report for the opening of the plant, which is hermetically sealed, that is, it is opened only by a certain group of people. This was requested, I do not know, Feçori told me, that I did not go into details, but he told me that Mehmeti asked me that he wants to know for sure that such a thing is excluded and I, he said, charged the specialists, opened the power plant, they saw it and I presented the minutes to Comrade Mehmet.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You asked Feçori for the minutes, whether he did this job or not?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I asked him to assure me that the phones are OK or not, that they were always broken and I told him, give me this in writing, that my phones are always broken.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, I will give you the minutes, but the question is from whom, we do not trust? The plant is hermetically sealed and the specialist checks what is constantly closed.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, not for here, but the enemy outside, why the line from the plant, until it comes to me, passes through the streets.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, well, Mehmet, it seems to me that you know these things well, but it turns out that I do not know them well at all. I too do not claim to know these things. You say the line crosses the street and as it crosses the street, he hears me. But we have also read that the enemy has all the means and from 200 meters away can overcome the wall with vibrations, and can hear what we say here. We have heard these and we know them all even though we are not specialists, but in this way, as you have done, it seems to me it is not right at all, it is very wrong.
If we stick to these issues, then your phones need to be special, because I have not seen ours break down often. I probably do not call much, but then the technician is, even the phone can sometimes break.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: It also breaks down, comrade Enver, but the issue is here, when it breaks down, the person says why it breaks down for me, take measures and fix it for us. This is the language we speak. If I tell you, ore: make sure my phone is not checked. Then the question arises: who controls this phone?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have the word to the enemy.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: If the specialists ask, Mehmet, that the enemy is eavesdropping on us, the phone will not break. On the contrary, he takes his voice without breaking the phone, because he will hold it well and listen to you every minute, so he does not break the phone. By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive. On the contrary, he will have the open line, he has this interest, how to hear what you are saying.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How? More, comrade Mehmet, did you raise the problem that you see in this way, comrades, so that nothing happens to us, or did you raise it if there is a wiretapping, is it Trotskyism? That’s how we talked together and that’s what I told you. Maybe it’s my fault here, that I did not come and inform you above. Yes I told you bluntly: If that’s the case, order us to check then! /Memorie.al
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