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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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 ENVER HOXHA: There is the original letter, sent at the end of 1959, when we were at the knife and point with the Soviet revisionists.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One thing, Comrade Enver, the advisers who were on duty here, asked us for these documents and it is possible that some changes were made to the platform at that time that these things must have been with the Soviets since forward.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What about the list of enemy elements that you sent to the Soviets?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Not the list, not Comrade Ramiz, they should be generalizations.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What about Dhora Leka’s deposits, with all the people she mentions?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: If they verify them, they should be seen as she says, right?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: They have been verified.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: They have been verified.
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Dhora Leka in her depositions shows that the names of over 50 people have been sent to the Russians.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: They were sent materials like this, in this way?
HOKURAN HAKURAN ISAI: The summary materials have been sent to them, but Dhora Leka’s depositions are like that. Here we are not dealing with generalizations of Dhora Lekë.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How can I say, I do not know, I think the Soviets must have asked us as material for the Security School?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Here is what the document says, Comrade Kadri, forgive me for waiting for your word.
“Report on the hostile activity of Liri Gega, Dali Ndreu and Petro Bullati”, he says here.
Here is the copy of the report that was sent to the Central Committee and a copy was also sent to the Soviets. Textually, the copy that was sent to us here was similarly sent to the Soviets.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What do the Soviets need this for, Comrade Kadri? How many pages is this report?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: This report is 5 pages long and talks about the hostile activity of Liri Gega, Dali Ndreu and Petro Bullati, confirmed by the investigation of the trial. It talks about the connections of these three enemies with the officials of the Yugoslav Embassy in Tirana, about the information they gave to the Yugoslavs, about the tasks they received from them, as well as about the connections and joint hostile activity with some other elements of anti-party enemies, such as: Murat Letin, Pajo Islamin, Foni Qirkon etc.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What does the Soviet Security need these materials for?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I say, Comrade Enver that these will be materials that the Soviets demanded for their school, as material to teach our students.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Oh, no. Khrushchev must have used them, because he told me why you killed Liri Gega, she was also pregnant. Was this material for school?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One minute. Excuse me, Comrade Enver, it was at this time that the Soviet advisers were here and knew these things.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, let them be, after all, even if they knew them, but we should not have sent them ourselves. That’s right. How could we send these materials for school to the Soviets ourselves?
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Well, in that school you sent them with a signature, the Soviet advisers might have found out and they themselves received secret information, then how could we send them officially, even on behalf of the Ministry of Labor Interior, these materials so secret? Isn’t that acceptable, Comrade Kadri?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, it is not so. What you say does not stand.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: We have made a brief summary of the report on the deposits of Dhora Lekë, which is stated here in the letter. This report was drafted by Raqi Zavalani, in 1959 on the basis of the 18-page report that was sent to the Central Committee of the Party, with letter No. 140, dated 18.2.1957. It contains Dhora Leka’s testimonies about her hostile activity, especially about the connections she had with the officials of the Yugoslav Embassy in Tirana and Rexhep Xhika, about the tasks she performed on his orders, the information she gave him.
Here are also given parts of Dhora Leka’s depositions on the views and hostile activity that have developed some anti-party elements, especially on the eve and during the proceedings of the Tirana Party Conference in 1956. It also gives the names of many communists and cadres, about 50 themselves in total that Dhora Leka mixes in her depositions, which during this time have worked and have been put in contradiction with the line and the positions of the Central Committee of the Party. This is a brief summary.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What did the Soviet security school need, Kadri?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now how can I tell you, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But you have to tell us how this issue stands, because you were there to lead.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: You must give us explanations here! How did you not know these? You were a minister then. Avash a little here that this work revolts you, because here is all this activity that has been done on the back of the Central Committee of the Party.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: We made this shipment based on the request of the Russians. Send us these materials, they told us, to use in school.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: There is no demand from the Russians, Comrade Kadri, neither in 1959, nor in 1958, nor in 1957.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What, what?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: There was no official request from the Soviets on this issue, I said.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Not good! These requests are verbal, because we then had all the advisors there. In every branch, in every sector of the ministry we had at that time a Soviet adviser.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Kadri, do not take that so easily.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Which one?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The issue that the Soviet advisers were there and asked you. Soviet advisers had come there only to be advised.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, for advice, Comrade Enver, so is it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: To consult with them does not mean to open all the keys of our Security to them. In principle, nothing should be given to them; otherwise Albania would become a successor, a branch of the Soviet KGB. This is clear. We had a bitter experience with the Yugoslav revisionists. When Koçi Xoxja was a minister, he made our Ministry of Internal Affairs a successor or a branch of the Yugoslav UDB and Svetozari or another, I do not know what they call him, was the collector of all materials of our Ministry of Internal Affairs Interior.
We had this experience. After Koçi Xoxe, Minister Mehmeti went there. Now we know who this was, but then you went there too, and then finally came Feçor Shehu, whom you presented to us as a good cadre for minister. Feçor Shehu told us here, in the Central Committee, he told us that; he wondered how Kadri Hazbiu was appointed Deputy Minister of Interior, when he had committed many crimes in the Army, while you, Feçor Shehu, rubbed your arms, Kadri, which means that you had great trust in him, until you proposed here also for minister.
So the issue of advisors is as I said, that is how they should be considered and used. Then why do you consider them different? This means that you made a serious mistake; you did not keep any reserves to them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: We did not hold them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: They asked you for those materials, so you have to come to the conclusion that it is good or not good, it is right or wrong the practice you have followed. Here’s the issue.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, it is not right. Only one thing, Comrade Enver, which is not right and I tell you this honestly, I do not conceive that I did this action on my own initiative, that I gave these materials to the Soviets myself without asking.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You may not have given them on your own initiative, but those documents have passed under your nose.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: That they may have been sent with my knowledge, is not discussed, but I say this, Comrade Enver, that it is not possible not to have asked a friend that these documents are required by the Soviet Security School, therefore to send or not, because the platform text…
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But how is it possible for both me and Hysni to answer you to send these materials to the Soviets, when in these conditions you send these materials to the Soviets? When Liri Belishova returned from Beijing and Moscow, you know very well that we put her with our arms on the wall. As for Mehmet, if you asked him, yes, he may have spoken to you, unlike the two of us, no one told you.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: In 1960?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, yes, in 1960. Yes, even in 1959. Then the attack on the Khrushchevites did not take place in one day, let’s be clear. Is that so? Then who among us could tell you to give these secrets to the Soviets? No, no, that’s out of the question, Kadri.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Comrade Enver, all these demands are related to the Yugoslavs. The Soviets and the Yugoslavs at the time kissed each other. Khrushchev has stated this worldwide, openly.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: O Comrade Hekuran, one thing must be understood here, that in each of these sectors in the Security, there were one or two Russian advisers, who dealt with these problems for days. Both for the pursuit and for the processing of materials, that this is how the relations with them were at that time, this is how they had built them in these relations then.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Did you see this letter sent by Llambi Peçini in your name?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not remember that since then.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Yes, the logic is that he must have asked you for permission, because the Security School needed these five reports that spoke about the hostile activity of anti-party elements. These are copies of the five reports, sorry, I’m saying this.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, let me tell you so that we do not waste time again; are you crazy, that I gave these to the Soviets for information? Do you think so, Comrade Hekuran?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: No, I do not think so, Kadri.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, listen, Kadri. Those documents should not have been sent to the Soviet Union, because even in the context of information, this practice enters.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, they enter the information.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: That is, they went to the KGB.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This was based on the relations we had with the Soviets.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, based on the relationship.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This is a mistake, I understand.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: These five relations forgive me one minute, Comrade Kadri.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Look, Kadri, these have been done like this and you insist that you did not give them on purpose. This is clear to us, but here is the other issue, the KGB may have used and has used these documents against our Party, regardless of the path and for what purposes they went. The fact that these went to the Soviets, whether they used them or not, is another matter. The possibilities are all that they have used./Memorie.al
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