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 SIMON STEFANI: But why did you not trust me to bring the information, but trust Nazar?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Not that I did not trust you and the information you gave me, but if there were some other things outside the information.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Why, if there were other things I would not tell you? If others came to me, I would definitely tell them too.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, there were other things besides the information you sent me, since it was mentioned that Nazar had been present at that time. So I wanted to know what Nazari, who is also a member of the Central Committee, had noticed.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Mehmet, this was an information that came to you from the Party, brought to you by the secretary of K.Q. and…
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No…!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One minute, please, do not interrupt me, Comrade Mehmet, because the matter must be judged a little deeper, then, to be calm, let me tell Comrade Simon that Nazar, who says so, is a member of KQ, please…!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I could have done that…
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Why did you not do that, you took Nazar?!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Comrade Nazar confirmed to me what he had talked to that person.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, it does not matter, because this is confirmed, the Party does not send us things without confirming them. Then why did you make such a demarche? Why do you not trust the information provided by the Party?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: There is no question that I do not trust the Party.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Then we come to what we said from the beginning, that you act without asking anyone, without asking that there is a Party, it has its rules and norms, etc.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, no, it is not so, it is not that I do not trust the Party.
COMRADE QIRJAKO MIHALI: Not only that, but I think that you called Nazar to prove something contrary to you, so that you could say then, this is not how you were informed, otherwise.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I spoke to Nazar as a member of the Central Committee and whose name was mentioned in that information, I asked him if he had noticed anything and what he had noticed that might have been superfluous. Yes it could have been, as you say, that I had gone to comrade Simon.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Well, Comrade Mehmet, why do not you judge this issue on the other side, because I do not know how the information work is and where it is, you know that, we do not even know the issue, and say goodbye to be it this simple communist who is preoccupied with the Party issue.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I did not criticize that communist. I also told Comrade Simon that this is how it should be done.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: There was no need for you to call Nazar to confirm what was said in the information, or for Nazar to tell you some other things.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, I did not criticize the communist who sent the information to the Central Committee, and I told Comrade Simon that this is how it should be done, I asked for the information and I could not help but call the daughter (bride) and the son criticize and I criticized her severely, but she told me that she had only gone to buy chocolate.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Explain well to your friends the issue that this is not something simple. Before Simon and Nazari told you about the bride, I informed you to take action, because the Frenchman is following her.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I also acted.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I do not say that you did not react, but I could not say that without being sure. And you, as soon as I informed you, called the bride and spoke to her. You have made this known to me and you have done well. Now you get another piece of information, which shows that she is walking on that road again, so you had no reason to ask anywhere, but this would strengthen your belief that this girl has something. Maybe she has nothing to do with the Frenchman and ishalla does not, but the point is that he is attacking her.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I also criticized the girl very much.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Now I am telling you something new. After you severely criticized the bride, I still have information from the Security, that when she went to school, the Frenchman followed her by car. Whether they talked to each other or not, it is not known, but they saw them walking in parallel. Now the issue is not raised, ask or do not you ask Nazar. What Simon sent you is information about the girl, about whom you knew something from me before, came to you one more time, became two, came to you one more time, three. Now I am telling you this which is newer. Therefore, it is not a question of why you asked Nazar, but you did it because you were not convinced by what Simon told you, you also forgot what I had told you.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I did not forget that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Did you forget that information came to you again from the Party, from another person. Now the question arises about what I told you and what I had from the Security: You have the right to say to Feçor, who saw this? Someone, he means, a ministry official. Then you, if you continue like this, will call the official and ask him: did you see this or not?
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: No, I did not ask Feçor about such a thing.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, you did not ask, if we act like that. Since you asked Nazar, why not ask “Selman”? You are a member of the Politburo and you have this right, but we have faith in our bodies, in our cadres. What they tell us does not lead us astray; on the contrary, it helps us to correct ourselves.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I considered that I did not make any mistake in asking Nazar, who is also a member of the Central Committee. If there was anything other than what was said in the information, I do not know, but the girl I criticized relying entirely on the information given to me by Comrade Simon.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Comrade Mehmet, I have the right to conclude that you did not trust the information I sent you and not only that, but also in the answer you gave me, you started to drop some of the data, saying that there was no one there when… that is, you heard the bride and you did not hear the communist.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I told you how the girl spoke to me.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: I did not need what the girl said; I needed what the communist said about the girl. After all, what would she say to you? You have informed Comrade Enver yourself and yet she has continued on her way again. The next morning, when she was going to school, the Frenchman’s car was a meter away from her, she walked parallel to it, while she walked, and the car with the Frenchman inside walked slowly, with the one with the mustache.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The Frenchman may have sewn him with all his might.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: He could also be a provocateur.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Yes, any fact that she had contact with the Frenchman, I have not had so far. If this is proven, then I will take the measures that are to be taken.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: No, Comrade Mehmet, the issue is that what you inform others should be appreciated by you. You yourself say: “I did not appreciate them, I should be simple, I should not be so and so”. But now when the information comes from the Central Committee and it is done by a communist, who has taken courage and is happy about it, this should be appreciated by you.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Realize the issue well. We do not judge the girl. We judge your mistakes and the issue of how you understand these mistakes. We do not judge whether she had contacts with the Frenchman or not. If there is evidence for this, we will give it to you, but as far as I know so far, apart from rubbing the pages of the pap, there is nothing else, but also to keep them facing each other, to look at each other. To smile, these too are facts. These facts cannot say anything.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Even to reject these, they are not. We need to pay attention to these signals, because then if they thicken, they become more complicated.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Until they are pointed out, these have something and are not to be rejected. Why, for example, that provocateur does not come around to my daughter, or Adil’s daughter, etc.? Because, in your son’s bride, he hopes for something, that he has seen something in her character that allows him to provoke the other. And he has reason to provoke, that he has found ground. We have to take this issue politically. In the given person, he has found ground and intends to make at least one scandal.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Then, I have no choice but to separate the bride from the son.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No. We say neither to divide it nor to divide it. We lay out the logic of things, their consequences and the intentions of the enemy, why as much as to find the girl, there is Paris for her as much as you want, but he has other objectives, he aims at other things. Therefore these goals, these goals must be understood correctly. None of our comrades and bodies can talk about things that are not. There is even a great danger that they will not speak, will not say, and certainly do not say much about us, and this is an even greater danger. Therefore, when they say a truth, or a half-truth, it is more serious. So our people do not exaggerate this information, they tell it as it is, they say it as they look at it, because they do not know what he is talking about, they say what they see that the car is following the bride.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have no choice but to separate the girl or keep her locked up, if it is proven that the Frenchman is sewn behind her.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This is not about him. That decision is up to you. Here, in the Politburo, we do not discuss it, we do not get into that issue, and we get into political issues. From the family point of view, you will divide it, or you will not separate it, the son will divide it or the bride will not separate it, we do not get into those things, we are concerned about what the issue has a political character and as politicians we are so we must understand this problem.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I also take it in the sense that the French are aiming for something here.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Definitely something is intended, and you have to be convinced that all this that the comrades and the competent bodies say, are grounded, I think they do not say anything too much. If you judge the issue in this way, you come to conclusions to ask yourself the question that whatever we do, whatever I do, that this issue is politically raised.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: The other conclusion is also important. These things should not be judged sentimentally, but they are problems that should be seen in a political and ideological sense, if we did not understand them that way, we would make mistakes.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: And they are not even separated from each other.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: These issues, you, Mehmet, have consequences. People found out about the boy’s engagement and of course criticized him, but later found out that it broke down. The enemy exploits this as well. Now you say you have no choice but to lock the bride inside. You cannot close it, you are not even allowed to lock it inside. How will you close it? Will you return the house to the prison? No, in no way should this be allowed to us.
Second, put here the issue that there is nothing left but to separate the bride. These are extreme actions, I think. Until you come to this measure, you must first make an effort for her to be serious, to prepare a situation a little further, if you manage to separate this girl, because she has all these antecedents and again for a difficult situation will be created for you and the Party, the talk will start about why Mehmeti divorced the bride. Miletus will begin to pose multiple question marks. Some of her husband’s attitudes, the world knows very well.
Here he sees how this work is confused, if it goes in a hurry. You even make self-criticism, you know that you are kidnapped, but you should not be like that, you should have a strong logic from the communist and predict what happens in time. Here is the danger of not anticipating them. Since we are entering the work of this girl, although it is not right to get into this, but since this was done, even in her engagement you still have a responsibility. In this case, there was again liberalism in you or opportunistic attitudes from the Security employees of the Durrës district. If they had informed you about the behavior of this girl’s mother, you should not have allowed the boy’s engagement, despite the fact that the father was the driver and in fact he was separated from the woman. Why? For moral reasons?!
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I was not told that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then, if they did not say that, it means that you had a blind marriage, you took home a man you do not know at all.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have received extensive information.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Where did you get this information? If you have received information, it must have turned out that the mother of the bride does not have good morals. All of Durrës knows this.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I was not told that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: They did not say it, but this information came from Durrës, whose people know everything. I do not live in Durrës and I have not dealt with these things, but this is how it turns out. Therefore, in this matter, there was either opportunism, or you did not ask the Security organs of this district, as you did with Feçori about Turdi’s daughter. And with this negligence, you made a mistake.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: The Durrës security has given me more detailed information.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who gave it to you, that you could have called a Security officer without my knowledge? I was the Minister of Interior at the time and I knew nothing.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: I have been informed about the engagement of the Union at the Directorate of Leadership; there must be the relevant document.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We do not judge him, Comrade Mehmet. We judge things that have to do with your character and your views. These are issues that arise in this situation and to better understand your mistakes.
COMRADE MEHMET SHEHU: Can I continue, Comrade Enver? /Memorie.al
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