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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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 RAMIZ ALIA: How many months did the process last? How long did the investigation of Beqir Balluku end?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How do I know, for about 8 or 9 months, it seems to me?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Now during the 9 months of investigation of the case of Beqir Balluku, you were not interested in this investigation?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: For whom?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: For the investigation of Beqir Balluku.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Constantly, constantly?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: This is exactly where I am talking, constantly and constantly. You could see how far the work was going, that the investigation was being limited, about the black theses or what they were called, theses and antitheses, you were not interested in a bit. Where is the hostile activity of Beqir Balluku’s group now?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, it did not turn out that way. The hostile activity of this group consisted in the fact that, according to the process, the participants of this group were organized. It also told them how they gathered and how they gathered each other. Here these things were discovered during the process.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Well, did they make the antitheses and conspire against the leadership of the Party?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Not only that, it was acknowledged by them that what they did was a coup and they would use this coup.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: The Central Committee told them the same thing, Kadri said.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, comrade Ramiz, who was told by the Central Committee, it is different than when they deposit this in the process with their own mouth.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: No, say something new here, what came out in the process?
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Apart from what was said in the Central Committee, the investigator did an investigation discovered something new and how did he find out?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: What else can you say that it is now clear that the process of the coup was oriented by Mehmet Shehu through Feçor Shehu. Now the thing is what responsibility you have in this process that Mehmet Shehu misdirected the work of the process, and you have to fight for it to be oriented correctly.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, what a crook, I do not know what this crook is.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Perverted with the meaning I said.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I gave these orientations, to do this, to ask about it, to ask about this and the investigators came and told me that Beqiri did not give an answer for this; he also did not give an answer for the other one. In some cases I went and asked myself as Beqiri and other traitors in the presence of investigators and I said that the investigation should be further deepened. Behold, this I have done, I could not go on.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: With permission, Comrade Kadri! We accept and you yourself agree, that together we talked that the trial of the coup plotters was manipulated through Feçor Shehu. This is also confirmed by Fiqiret Shehu. That is, behind you another line was created that operated. How this worked, it now becomes clear. The arrested enemies of the caste are oriented not to say more than the Plenum of the Central Committee knew. I am reading the process and seeing that this line has worked. So, if you claim to have followed the investigation well, it would have killed a bit of your ear, something you should have understood. In this sense I say.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How can you not follow the investigation? Here I am following this work; I talk to Hekuran what to do and what tactics to follow with the enemies we have recently put in prison.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, Comrade Enver, this is what you did to me, this is the truth. Now as much as I could…!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, as far as I know, I have spoken, all my thoughts are written and everything we have said, we have presented here, in the Central Committee.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: More what he had, I have reported several times according to the degree of importance to how far he had reached, I also received help from Comrade Enver, in many cases Comrade Hysni also helped me to ask a prisoner about this, too asked about it. Then I came here I got the materials here, I sorted them out, I instructed the investigators how to construct the way of questioning. Behold, I have done so. Could I be satisfied with the work I have done? I tell you honestly that from the investigation then, like all of you, I was not satisfied either, but they told us that this is the case, there is nothing more.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Who said that?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I thought there might not have been more, because I never thought there would be a scalpel or anything else left. I never thought there could be more than we achieved. Now, can I, Comrade Enver, catch what you think? I do not say to be excused, if you have to go deeper to find out more, you have to work, but I could achieve that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Did you work in the State Security at the time when the Party Conference of the Tirana district was taking place?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I was.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Did you interrogate Dhora Lekë?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Me, Dhora Lekë?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, yes Dhora Lekë and Mita Lekë? Mita Lekë, Tuku’s wife, Bedri Spahinë and all the enemies we discovered at that time, who were the external organizers of the Tirana Conference, while Beqir Balluku was internal. There, if not directly, but indirectly, there should be signals for Beqir Balluku. By this I mean that you, the employees with responsibilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, should have signals that the work of this Ministry is a chain, that even from a pin point, a big beam can come out later.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I say one thing, Comrade Enver, my opinion at that time is that I did not think of Beqir Balluku being a traitor, although at the Tirana Conference I did not like his attitude. However, to have received in my hand a material to say that Beqir Balluku was a conspirator with the organizers of the Tirana Conference, I have no knowledge of this.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are you telling me that Beqir Balluku did not stay well?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I was also impressed, it seemed to me that he held a passive attitude there, Comrade Enver, when it was seen that anti-party elements were speaking at the Conference.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Exactly because he was passive, so as soon as I came here from Vlora, I criticized all three members of the Politburo, Hysni, Mehmet and Beqir and said: Why do you three raise me from Vlora? Me? Was it not enough that you, three members of the Politburo, were able to unmask these enemy elements that emerged at the Tirana Conference? I told them that now that I was coming, he would destroy them, and, in fact, I showed them the tactics I would follow for this purpose.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I said this, Comrade Enver, that my opinion was that Beqir Balluku, as the delegate of the Central Committee, did not play his role well in the Tirana Conference, to intervene properly, but any material that to signal to me later that with his attitude, he helped the organizers of the Tirana Conference, I did not succeed.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, there is no way. Even if you were not vigilant, Comrade Kadri, why did I notice Llambi Peçini’s close friendship with Beqir Balluku? I also told this to my friends. Why should Nesti Saraçi’s attitudes stand out to me, and not to you? Beqir Balluku had nothing then, I did not even know the jokes he did with these people, that no one cared about them, however in these people I had some doubts from the moral and economic point of view, knowing Beqir Balluku of the holiday’s close, with those who chatted. These caught my eye, but why did you not look at these things?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I did not look at them with the same eye that you, Comrade Enver, saw.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: If you have to look at these things more, because I did not go out, then I am not even the head of the State Security bodies.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: One thing I can say about what you said, that Llambi Peçini, sometimes even his friends, I have warned them, I have warned them about going to lunches and dinners, with companies such as Baki Kongoli, with each other, but I had not reached Beqir Balluku. This was one of the reasons I thought of removing Llambi Peçini from the leadership Security organs.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why would you make him responsible for the leadership security?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, he was the leader at that time; he was the director of the leadership department.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: When in what year was he in this sector?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: It was until 1975.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: He was the director of the II Directorate of Leadership Security and after his departure, Xhule Çiraku was appointed.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: When was Julia in this directorate?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: After the plenum where the hostile work in the Army was unmasked, or better to say in 1975.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Where did Llambi Peçini go then?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: From here, the chairman of the Internal Affairs Branch of this district went to Vlora.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are you sure you went to Vlora?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Yes, yes, so is Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: So he went to Vlora from here?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now let’s speak honestly. As far as I remember, I then had the opinion that Llambi should not be taken to Vlora, after he had created the impression that this is a man of dinners and lunches, and his wife had complained to me about the incorrect attitudes she held.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Who introduced this man to …… P.J.?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know this Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But I was told that you have dealt with this issue.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Me, Comrade Enver? In my life with marriages and engagements I have never, ever.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Maybe, because the world says many things.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Let the world say.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Let them say and we do not believe them, but P.J., came to me and cried. Do you know her whole story? Vasko Gjinon she separated, that she joined another, while J. had left. At this time, Beqir Balluku put Arif Hasko to bed, which had not yet separated from the woman he had. So we called him and criticized Arif, we said to him: what is the matter with you? Two… hold you, as in the time of Turkey? And Arifi broke away from…! However, they put Llambi Peqin back. Memorie.al
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